Bruin Guardian Scholars

Bruin Guardian Scholars

The Bruin Guardian Scholars (BGS) offers programming for current and former foster youth, students who have or are currently experiencing homelessness, experienced guardianship/kinship care, probation, or that are unaccompanied minors. The BGS program provides social and academic support, hosts community building events, provides financial scholarships, has a textbook lending library, as well as internship opportunities.

General Info

Monday to Thursday - 10am to 4pm
On Campus Student Activities Center, Suite B44
Undergraduate Graduate & Professional

Contact Info

(310) 206-1904


  • Incoming Students - Basic information for incoming students about how to apply and get involved with BGS.
  • Continuing Students - Explore requirements on how to remain eligible for the BGS program.
  • Graduate Students - Explore services offered to graduate students, such as scholarships and professional development opportunities, and check eligibility requirements.
  • Graduating Students - Check our available resources for graduating Bruins, such as free access to caps and gowns, photo sessions, waivers for grad school, and more.
  • Resources - Explore a variety of academic, foster-youth specific, computer and transportation, and financial resources.
  • McKinney-Vento Initiative - Learn about services provided by the MKV scholarship to students who identify as homeless, explore eligibility requirements, and fill out an application to apply.