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Going Virtual

With changes happening quickly, we want to make sure you all know that we are here for you. We understand the diverse emotions or conflicts that may arise from this pandemic. Be assured that we will be doing everything within our reach to provide you as many resources needed for your health, financial concerns, and academic excellence. 

The Guardian Scholars team is still here to help you remotely. Please visit the Contact page for more information.


Program Information

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

The Guardian Scholars Program provides students the opportunity to develop educational dreams and interpersonal skills on their journey towards becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

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Program Support Services

• Personal Guidance and Mentoring

• Community Enrichment Activities

• Admission and Enrollment Assistance

• Book and Supply Vouchers

• School Supplies and Free Printing

• Assistance Qualifying for Priority Registration


Program Requirements

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
 Meet with an academic counselor to develop an educational plan
 Submit a Guardian Scholars Program application
 Must enroll in 6 units (exceptions may apply)

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.

 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. Participate in the Guardian Scholars Program events each semester

3. Remotely meet with Guardian Scholars Program personnel at least once a week

4. Submit progress report each semester or term

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

6. Maintain a 50% pace of unit completion


Click to Apply for the Guardian Scholars Program 

GSP Application


Guardian Scholars Program Flyer

This flyer provides you with an overview of the Guardian Scholars program, our services, and other beneficial information. Click on the hyperlink below to view.  

Guardian Scholars Program Flyer