Foster Youth Support Services
Guardian Scholars Program
Are you a current or former foster youth between the ages of 18-25? If so, read on to find out how Moreno Valley College is dedicated to your success.
The Guardian Scholars program at MVC works in collaboration with Riverside City College and the University of California, Riverside in order to provide a network of supportive services to students from the foster care system. A designated MVC staff member assists students with applying to MVC, registering for classes, accessing priority enrollment, making appropriate course selections, and connecting with campus and community based resources to help ensure their academic success.
- Current or former foster youth, age 18 - 25
- Foster care placement after age 13
- Submit Guardian Scholars Applicationpdf
- Submit Dependency Verification Letter (also know as Ward of Court letter)
- Be a current or prospective MVC student
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Guardian Scholars assists students with navigating and getting the most out of college.
- Navigate Enrollment Services
- MVC application, orientation, assessment, and counseling
- FAFSA and Chafee Grant applications
- Priority registration
- Financial help: textbooks, supplies, and services related to transportation, housing or food
- Educational Planning
- Counseling and advising
- Course selection and devleopment of a Student Educational Plan
- Student success workshops
- Tutorial services
- Student Engagement
- University tours and cultural field trips
- Peer mentoring
- Annual Foster Care Awareness Event: Voices and Visions
Did You Know...?
Foster Youth are eligible to receive priority registration at all California Community Colleges, as well as California State Universities.
To access priority registration at Moreno Valley College, you will need to turn in a copy of your Dependency Verification Letter to LaTanya Green in the Science and Technology Building, Room 101C. This letter can be obtained from your county's child welfare agency, your former social worker, or the Independent Living Program (ILP)
If you need assistance in obtaining this letter, please contact us right away.
Please visit the following links for additional resources and information:
- The Chafee Grant is an educational grant specifically for former foster youth attending college
- See how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increases your eligibility for health care benefits
- Resources and Planning Materials for Success in College
- California Youth Connection is a youth led organization that seeks to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change
- Information on Extended Foster Care
- NextUP offers foster youth opportunities and resources at California Community Colleges
To receive more information and to join our group, please contact:
Science and Technology building
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm