Apply to Guardian Scholars

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Guardian Scholars program, you must be:

  • Student must be admitted to SJSU and to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) prior to being invited/eligible to apply to GSP.  (See Step 3 below)

  • Under the age of 27 by the first day of instruction of fall semester.

  • A highly motivated student planning to apply to SJSU who was in foster care, ward of the court, under legal guardianship, have recently been emancipated from foster care, or a minor that is certified homeless by the Financial Aid Office

  • A US Citizen or permanent resident

  • A California Resident

 

SJSU/EOP/GSP Application Procedures

STEP 1:

Apply to SJSU by December 15, 2021 (deadline extended) for the Fall 2022 term via Cal State Apply

STEP 2:

Apply to Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) by the following deadline via Cal State Apply:

  • EOP Priority application deadline: December 15, 2021 (deadline extended).
    • Final EOP application deadline: January 15, 2022.
  • Have two EOP recommendation forms submitted via Cal State Apply by January 31, 2022.
  • Complete the FAFSA online by January 31, 2022 (as part of the EOP application process).

STEP 3:

Apply to GSP by June 1, 2022.

  • Only accepted EOP students under the age of 27 (as per eligibility criteria) will be invited to apply to the Guardian Scholars Progam.
  • The GSP APPLICATION for Fall 2022 is open as of: April 6, 2022, and a MySJSU message will be sent to new Fall 2022 SJSU/EOP admitted students.
  • All GSP documentation for Fall 2022 applicants (applications, essay, and documentation) is due: June 1, 2022.  

If you are having difficulty obtaining any portion of the GSP application by the deadline, please reach out to us asap: guardianscholars@sjsu.edu.

 

 

Note: The Guardian Scholars Program only accepts applications from new SJSU EOP students at the time of university admission. 

Please send email to guardianscholars@sjsu.edu if you have any questions.