Guardian Scholars Program

Chabot College
Building 700, 2nd Floor
Room 767F

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The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) was created to ensure that youth transitioning from the foster care system have the help, resources, and support services they need to succeed at Chabot College.

Program Goal

Our goal is to support students who are or were in Foster Care and increase the number of students that successfully graduate and/or transfer from Chabot College.

Services Provided

Academic/Transfer Counseling
Priority Registration*
Financial Aid Support
Grant Assistance
Career/Vocational Planning
Social Gatherings/Community Outings

*Eligibility may very


In order to receive support from the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), you must be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled at Chabot.
You must also be either a current or former:

  1. Foster youth, or
  2. Ward of the court, or
  3. Kinship care placed youth.

You will need your Foster Care Letter of Verification:

1. Ask current social worker
2. Call ombudsman 1-877-846-1602
3. If you need help, visit or call our office.


Foster Youth Scholarships

To apply or if you have any questions, call or visit our office.

Chabot College
Building 700, 2nd Floor
Room 767F

GSP Staff

Elsa Saenz, MSW
GSP Coordinator
Room 767J

Iman Kanj, LCSW
GSP Counselor
Room 767F
Office hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9am – 5pm

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