Program Information


The Guardian Scholars supports students educational, career, and personal needs. Some of the services that the Guardian Scholars helps to provide are:

  • Year Round Housing (summer and winter)
  • Scholarships and other financial assistance (if you maintain a good GPA)
  • Working with different departments on campus such as financial aid, housing, the career center
  • Employment and internship opportunities
  • Community and skill building workshops

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Bruin Guardian Scholars Program is dependent upon adhering to BGS requirements. To qualify for our program you must satisfy the following:

  • Identify as a current/former foster youth, kinship, guardianship, AB12, or unaccompanied minor
  • Submission of proof of time in care (ex: letter from a social worker, ward of the court letter, court documentation, guardianship papers, adoption papers, etc...)
  • Submit a BGS application
  • Attend New Student Orientation

In order to maintain eligibility for the Bruin Guardian Scholars Program resources you must adhere to the program requirements, which include:

  • Checking in with a BGS staff member at least once a quarter
  • Attend at least 3 scheduled program activities per quarter
  • Abide by all college standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior

If you cannot satisfy these program requirements, please check in with our staff to seek accommodations. If you are a current UCLA student that would like to apply for BGS, please submit an application.