Guardian Scholars Program
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Program Information   Guardian Scholars Hours
Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting ALL current and former foster youth students at El Camino College. The Guardian Scholars Program serves as the primary contact for current and former foster youth to access on-campus resources across different departments throughout the campus. The Guardian Scholars Program assists with retention of students by providing a support group and facilitating access to services on campus. We serve as a resource by assisting in the development and equipping students’ educational and interpersonal skills necessary to become self-supporting, community leaders, role models, and competent professionals in their selected fields. The Guardian Scholars Program provides the opportunity to change individual lives and make dreams come true. Drop in Days:

Monday and Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Appointment Days:

Friday
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Program Support Services Provided

- Academic Advising

- Assistance with Priority Registration

- Educational and Community Enrichment Activities

- Program Referrals

- Financial Aid Referrals

- Tutoring Referrals

- Computer Lab

- Book Grant (if applicable)

Guardian Scholar Program is Located: 

I
n the second floor of the Student Services Center in the RISE Center
 Room 213

Program Requirements    
GUARDIAN SCHOLARS 
PROGRAM APPLICATION

Guardian Scholars Program Application

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GUARDIAN SCHOLARS
INFORMATION FLYER

Guardian Scholars Information Flyer

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GUARDIAN SCHOLARS
LINK-UP FLYER

Guardian Scholars Link-Up Flyer

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In order to qualify for the Guardian Scholars Program at El Camino College, students must complete the following steps:

1. Apply for admission to El Camino College

2.
Complete an online or in-person orientation


3.
Take the assessment tests in English and mathematics


4.
Meet with an academic counselor to develop an educational plan


5.
Submit a Guardian Scholars Program application


Program Recommendations
:

1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application         (CADAA) in order to apply for federal and state-based financial aid.


2. Complete the Chafee Grant application documentation with the assistance of the Financial
    Aid Office.

Requirements to Maintain Eligibility:

To remain eligible for the program the recipient must:

1. Enroll in at least six units at El Camino College during fall and spring semester

2. Enroll in at least three units at El Camino College during winter and summer

3. Attend the Guardian Scholars Program events each semester

4. Meet with Guardian Scholars Program personnel at least once a week

5. Submit progress report each semester or term

6. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

7. Maintain a 50% pace of unit completion