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 & Services


  • Meal Vouchers
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Loan Program
  • School Supplies
  • Laptop Loaners
  • Free Printing
  • Career & College Exploration Field Trips


  • Student Lounge
  • Financial Aid Liaison
  • Access to additional monies
  • Priority registration (upon eligibility)
  • 1-1 scholarship assistance
  • Hands-on life skills workshops

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 SMCCC Foundation Donation Page, and please note "Skyline College Guardian Scholars Program" in the comments.