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COVID-19:  A Message from Guardian Scholars

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Amid ongoing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Guardian Scholars Office's top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff.  We are committed to being responsive and flexible to your needs.  Here are a few ways we are here to serve you during this time.

  • WebAdvisor:  We strongly encourage you to access your WebAdvisor account through to make changes to your class schedule, order transcripts, and pay for classes.  It is typically easier and faster to manage your student account online. Should you need assistance please contact the Guardian Scholars office.
  • Online Chat:  We are available to assist you via chat:
  • Email:  We can answer your questions via email, please email any staff member and your question will be answered:                                                                         
  • Phone:  If you plan on contacting Guardian Scholars over the phone, please call us directly at 714-628-5981.
  • Counseling Appointments: Virtual Counseling appointments will take place utilizing Cranium Café. Please visit: or contact the Counseling department at 714-628-4800 for assistance. The Guardian Scholars Office can also assist you through the process of scheduling a virtual appointment.
  • Zoom Video Conference: The option to video conference with a staff member is available. Please email Rosemary Touyanou or Irma De La Torre to schedule an appointment.
  • In-Person:  We will be observing social distancing protocols in accordance with guidance issued by the CDC.  To support public health and for your safety as well as ours, we ask that students comply with the workstations that have been marked in the office.  Please look for signage when you arrive to the office.

Please accept our thanks in advanced for your cooperation and understanding as we all work together during this time.


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Guardian Scholars is a program committed to supporting ambitious, college bound students exiting the foster care system.  What makes this program such a rewarding experience is the personal attention paid to each student and people involved.  The program is integral to the success of the student, and is designed to provide a level of support and networking that is critically needed for this special population, to ensure that full advantage is taken of college life, both inside and outside the classroom.  

We invite you to make a donation to the 
Guardian Scholars Program!

Program benefits include:
  • Assistance in completing college entrance forms
  • New Student Orientation
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • Assistance in finding on-campus jobs
  • Workshops designed to ensure success in college and careers
  • Friendship and support
  • Bus passes
  • School supplies
  • Book assistance
  • Special activities and luncheons
Program goals:
  • Provide support both in and out the classroom
  • Ensure academic success 
  • Provide support services that encourage active participation in college life
  • Career development skills for post-graduation success
Eligibility Requirements
​The Guardian Scholars Program is seeking applications who meet the following criteria:
  • Former foster youth age 17+​ (or who are legally emancipated, if still a minor)
  • Must be currently or have been a ward of the court foster youth
Requirements to Maintain Eligibility
To remain eligible for the program, the recipient must:
  • Maintain an overall 2.0 GPA or higher to receive the book loan
  • Maintain continuous enrollment
  • Fully participate in all aspects of the program (meetings, events, etc.)
  • Be receptive to staff monitoring academic performance and college records
  • Abide by all college standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior
Application Requirements
Submit a complete application package including:
  • ​Guardian Scholar intake documents
  • Copy of Ward of the Court documentation or a completed copy of the Dependency Override form

Office Hours 

​Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.​

For additional information, please contact Rosemary Touyanou, Guardian Scholars Coordinator at  Tel:  714-628-4709 or visit the office in A-212. ​​