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Future Scholars

Eligibility: Foster Youth/ Ward of Court

How to Get Started

  1. Schedule an appointment to see a Guardian Scholars Specialist.
  2. 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?
  4. Community College Checklist.


Your Commitment to Guardian Scholars Program

  • Fully participate in all aspects of the program — meetings, events, mentoring, career mapping, academic advising
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Stay continuously enrolled at Orange Coast College
  • Abide by all Orange Coast College standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior 
If you have any questions, please contact Guardian Scholars via phone @ 714-432-0202 x26090, or visit our office on the 4th floor of Watson Hall, Room 443.