How to Become a Guardian Scholar

 


 

Questions?

Please contact Rhonda Leiva at 408-924-1089 or rhonda.leiva@sjsu.edu


 

Eligibility for the San Jose State Guardian Scholars Program

  • Highly motivated students who have recently emancipated from foster care or are orphaned and certified homeless by the Financial Aid Office
  • Incoming freshmen or transfer students who meet SJSU's eligibility criteria for admission
    (CSU Mentor)
  • Admitted to the SJSU Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
    (Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Online Application)
  • Complete the SJSU EOP Guardian Scholars Supplemental Application by the deadline of May 1
  • Considered "Independent" under federal financial aid guidelines
  • California Resident
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • FAFSA financial aid application completed by the required filing date
    (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Application procedures

  • Apply to SJSU when using CSU application (www.csumentor.edu)
  • Mark "YES" when asked if you are interested in applying to EOP on Section 11 of the CSUMentor Online application . Because the box is marked, the EOP application link will be included in the confirmation after completion of the CSU application.
  • Students who do not mark this box can return to the CSU Mentor website to the EOP application section at http://www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/eop_apply.asp and then complete the EOP Online application. Fill out all parts of the EOP application.
  • On the EOP application mark "YES" to question 26, section (f) which asks if you are or were a former foster youth.
  • EOP will e-mail you the SJSU Guardian Scholar Application in April.
  • Priority deadline for returning the SJSU Guardian Scholar application with foster youth documentation is May 1st.
  • Once the Guardian Scholars Application is completed, you will be provided with information on scholarship opportunities.
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 2, 2013