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Become a Scholar


Eligibility: Current or Former Foster Youth/ Ward of Court


How to Apply

  1. Schedule an appointment to see a Guardian Scholars Specialist.
  2. Provide a copy of your Ward of Court Letter aka "Dependency Letter"
  3. Guardian Scholar Essay (two pages, double spaced, 12 font):
    • What is your current situation?
    • What was your experience like growing up in the system?
    • What are some of your future goals?
    • Why are you attending Orange Coast College?
    • How do you hope to benefit from the Guardian Scholars Program?

Program Expectations

  • Participation in all aspects of the program
  • Maintenance of an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Continuous enrollment at Orange Coast College
  • Appropriate conduct and community behavior in accordance with Orange Coast College standards.



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