Graduate Students

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


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:

  • Scholarships
  • 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.

BGS Application

Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Writing Center

Bruin Resource Center