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Guardian Scholars

Orange Coast College’s Guardian Scholars Program is committed to supporting ambitious college-bound students who are current or former foster youth/wards of the court. The program’s mission is to provide a comprehensive program that contributes to the quality and depth of the student’s college experience. It serves as a resource for young adults by assisting in their development and equipping them with skills necessary to transfer to a four-year university or the vocation of their choice. Guardian Scholars aims to be a “One Stop Shop” that provides caring and personalized assistance with educational goals and practical day-to-day needs to ensure that full advantage is taken of college life, both inside and outside the classroom. Services include academic advising, financial aid, and referrals to community resources. The Guardian Scholars Office is located on the fourth floor of Watson Hall. For more information please call (714) 432-6877, email or visit