Coronavirus Information

We understand the campus directives about remote learning raises some questions. Student Affairs has created and will be updating a page with frequently asked questions for students.

Guardian Scholars Program (GSP)

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 and per UC Davis directives, the Guardian Scholars Lounge (111 South Hall) and Valeri's office will be closed.  Valeri and Peer Staff will be working remotely and will be available for online appointments, advising, meet-ups, etc.  Information will be provided soon.  If you have questions, email:

Why We're Here

Across the nation, over  400,000 children are placed in foster care because their families are unable to care for them.  In California, for every 1,000 children, 5.8 enter foster care.   52% of foster youth attend schools that rank in the lowest 30%, only 50% will receive a high school diploma, and only 3% will earn a degree. 

Youth currently or formerly in foster care face many challenges that impede their opportunities for higher education. For foster youth who make it to post secondary education, the challenges are often insurmountable without the intervention of caring campus professionals who serve as coaches and mentors.


The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to improving the educational outcomes for foster youth and former foster youth by providing services and support to meet their needs through transition, graduation, and post-graduate 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.


GSP Seniors