Guardian Scholars Program/NextUp


Current GSP/NextUp Students

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Become a GSP/NextUp Student

The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) and the NextUp (NU) Program warmly welcomes college students who have experienced the foster care system. Our programs offer essential resources and a nurturing community. 

Isiah harper

"It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them." 

Being in college and Guardian Scholars/NextUp has taught me the structure of achieving short and long-term goals, as well as the importance of money and time management. That quote, in my opinion, reflects both. -Isaiah Harper, Class of 2024 

Benefits & Services

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

*Eligibility may vary

Eligibility Requirement

Provide a Foster Care Verification document  

If you need help locating your foster care verification, you can: 

  1. Ask your current social worker, or 
  2. Complete the online Californian Foster Care Verification Request Form and call 1- 877-846-1602, or 
  3. Visit or call the GSP/NextUp office for assistance 

Apply to GSP/NU

Meet Our Team

Brian Augsburger
Brian Augsburger
EOPS, CARE & Guardian Scholars Program Coordinator
phone 510.723.7031

Elle de la Cruz
Elle de la Cruz
Guardian Scholars Counselor
phone 510.723.7682

Emily Chan
Emily Chan
Guardian Scholars/EOPS Counselor
phone 510.723.7124

Contact Us

Building & room Building 700, Room 767S, 767F

Phone 510.723.7011

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  • Tues: 9am - 5pm
  • Wed: 9am - 5pm
  • Thurs: 9am - 5pm
  • Fri: CLOSED

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