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Guardian Scholars Program

The Guardian Scholars Program’s purpose is to create a network of support that will meet the academic, social, emotional, and financial needs of college-bound students who are transitioning out of the foster care system. The program is fully committed to empowering these youth to become self-supporting, conscious community leaders, role models and competent professionals in their fields of interest.

We provide a comprehensive support program to help you achieve an A.A./A.S. degree, complete a certificate program or transfer to a four-year institution.    

GSP Resources

Dedicated Counseling

  • Student Education Planning
  • One-on-One Counseling Appointments
  • Priority Registration


  • Financial Coaching at SparkPoint
  • Public Benefits Access
  • Employment Assistance
  • Learning Communities
  • Book Vouchers
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Educational and Community Events

Financial Aid Resources

  • GSP Financial Aid Liason
  • FAFSA/Dream Act Support
  • Additional Monies
  • Scholarships
  • Scholarship Workshops

Dedicated Space

  • Staff Committed to Your Educational Success
  • Private Student Lounge
  • Student Drop-In Center
  • Student Computers
  • Printing Resources

Donate to GSP

Our program needs your support. If you are financially able to support college-bound students transitioning out of the foster care system, consider donating to the Guardian Scholars Program. Simply visit the SMCCCD Foundation Donation Page, and please note "Skyline College Guardian Scholars Program" in the comments.