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Guardian Scholars Program


The Guardian Scholars Program creates a welcoming and supportive environment for current and former foster youth at El Camino College. 

Program Information

Guardian Scholars logoThe Guardian Scholars Program serves as the primary contact for current and former foster youth to access on-campus support and resources.View Flyer

Our goal is to empower you to reach your full potential and achieve your academic, personal, and career goals. Guardian Scholars promotes self-advocacy by establishing meaningful connections and a support network within the El Camino College community.

In addition, the Guardian Scholars Program gives you the opportunity to develop educational dreams and interpersonal skills on your journey toward becoming one of the leaders of tomorrow.

Support Services

  • Personal guidance and mentoring
  • Community enrichment activities
  • Admission and enrollment assistance
  • Book and supply vouchers
  • School supplies 
  • Assistance qualifying for priority registration

How to Apply


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. Meet with an academic counselor to develop an educational plan
  3. Submit a Guardian Scholars Program application
  4. Must enroll in six units (exceptions may apply)

To remain eligible for the program the recipient must:

  • Enroll in at least six units at El Camino College during fall and spring semester
  • Participate in Guardian Scholars events each semester
  • Meet with Guardian Scholars personnel at least once a week
  • Submit progress report each semester or term
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA)
  • Maintain a 50% pace of unit completion





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Registration Toolbox

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Questions? Contact Us

Guardian Scholars Program
Student Services Building, Room 227
(EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs & Guardian Scholars Office)

Office Hours:

8am-4:30pm (Monday-Thursdays)

9am-1pm (Fridays)

Program Email: