In 2018 our BGS has expanded to serve students in graduate programs on the UCLA campus that have identifed as current or former foster youth, adopted, kinship, guardianship, juvenile probation and/or unaccompanied minors. If you are a current UCLA Graduate student and are eligible to be a part of our program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to access these resources you must be considered an active member and satisfy our eligibility requirements. A few of the resources BGS offers our graduate students includes:
- Professional development funding
- Guarantee grad student housing
- Newsletters with a variety of resources and services
- Workshops, outings and other community building events (visit our events page)
Eligibility for the Bruin Guardian Scholars Program is dependent upon adhering to BGS requirements. Members should satisfy the following requirements:
- Identify as a current/former foster youth, kinship, guardianship, AB12, unaccompanied minor or probation youth
- Identify as a current graduate student
- Submit proof of dependency status (ex: letter from a social worker, ward of court letter, court documentation, guardianship papers, etc...)
- Submit a BGS application
- Attend a new student orientation
- Complete an intake with an MSW
Once you have become a member of our program you must continue to be an active student and abide by all college standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior.