Guardian Scholars

Through advocacy, support and empowerment, the San Francisco State University Guardian Scholars Program engages current and former foster youth in attaining college degrees, stable housing, and career path employment. The program is committed to graduating and empowering these young people to become self-supporting community leaders and to become competent professionals in their fields of interest.

Guardian Scholars partners with on-campus departments and off-campus social service groups to ensure a pipeline for SF State eligible youth in foster care. Services for students include:

• Case managers who monitor and support academic progress
Mental health services
A vibrant community and cohort of mentors and fellow students
Priority registration for classes
Job and internship opportunities
Renewable scholarship opportunities specific to SF State Guardian Scholars Program students

Guardian Scholars is solely funded by private donations and grants. To support this unique program, please contact Andrea Rouah at or (415) 405-3625.


Auxi Trejo

Auxi Trejo, 2018 Guardian Scholars graduate


News Article:


SF State’s Guardian Scholars program gives students the opportunity to change the course of their lives.


Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Funding Initiatives

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Career Services & Leadership Development

Through integrated learning opportunities, the Center promotes career exploration and leadership development.

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The HOPE Fund provides students with essential emergency financial support to support their path to graduation.

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Project Rebound

Project Rebound assists formerly incarcerated individuals in admissions and academic success at the University.


For more information contact:


Andrea Rouah

Interim Associate Vice President 
University Development
Phone: (415) 405-3625