Guardian Scholars graduates

Guardian Scholars Program (GSP)

Why We Are Here

Across the nation, over 400,000 children are placed in foster care on an annual basis. Those who have lived experiences in foster care or out-of-home placement are more likely to have been exposed to multiple adverse childhood experiences before, during, and after foster care. The impact of these experiences can create barriers and impede their progress toward obtaining higher education. By providing support, guidance, and mentoring, we believe that all students have the opportunity to achieve a degree. 


The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to improving the educational outcomes for students with lived experiences in foster care by providing services and support to meet their needs through transition, graduation, and post-graduation planning. We strive to maximize educational opportunities and university experiences through our comprehensive programs and holistic advising to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.

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