Guardian Scholars Program

Welcome to UCSF! We are so happy to have you here!

The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) supports UCSF students who have had prior involvement in foster care. GSP provides individual case management, community events, and variety of resources that support the holistic success of graduate and professional students who identify as former foster youth. We would love to have you be part of our community as a Guardian Scholar.


  • Identify as a former foster youth or ward of the court*
  • Current UCSF student
  • Submit Guardian Scholars Registration Form

*We understand that an individual may have had a variety of dependency statuses and placements. Former foster youth are eligible to participate regardless of the length of time they spent in care or their age at entrance into or exit from care. Placements can include, but are not limited to: foster home, group home or other institutional care setting, legal guardianship, kinship care, or transitional living arrangement (for example, THP-M, THPP, THP+FC, or THP+).


  • Individual Case Management
  • Monthly Virtual Pantry: request for common household items 
  • Events to build community and network with GSP peers
  • Technology Assistance
  • Financial assistance for professional development, emergency expenses, or dependent care

If you identify as a former foster youth we invite you to register to access all our services!

You may also learn more about us on our Student Life website or email us at [email protected]

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.