About this resource

The Renaissance Scholars Program exists to support the growth and development of former foster youth. Ultimately, it's aiming to improve the graduation rates of former foster youth attending college by providing support services with the help of other university departments and a variety of community organizations. CAL Poly Pomona Website: http://www.cpp.edu/~ssep/renaissance-scholars/index.shtml Phone: 909-869-3169 Email: mdbostic@cpp.edu California State University, East Bay Website: http://www.csueastbay.edu/renaissance/ Phone: (510) 885-3747 Email: Lael.Adediji@csueastbay.edu California State University, Fresno Website: http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/rsp/index.html Phone: (559) 278-5055 Email: kizzyl@csufresno.edu University of San Diego Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/trs/ Phone: (619) 260-4588 Email: cynthiaavery@sandiego.edu University of California, Santa Cruz Website: http://smithsociety.ucsc.edu/index.html Phone: (831) 459-4968 Email: sal@ucsc.edu


- Qualify as an "independent" student under federal financial aid guidelines - Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA - Be a California resident and former foster youth/ward of the court.