About this resource

The program is meant to increase the academic and personal success of motivated and inspiring foster youth enrolled at Sonoma State University. We assist current and former foster youth in developing a campus community, and in accessing essential on and off- campus resources. The Seawolf Scholars Program strives to breakdown stereotypes by increasing knowledge and understanding of the Foster Care System for Sonoma State University students, staff, faculty, and local community. 

The Seawolf Scholars Program does not have a formal application deadline, eligible students will be admitted on a continual basis

"Foster Youth" is defined on the Sonoma State University Campus as an individual who had an open juvenile dependency case at any age and for any length of time. Both current and former foster youth are eligible for Seawolf Scholars. Also accepted under the Foster Youth definition is: 

  • Guardianship Care/Kinship Care
  • Ward of the Court
  • Emancipated Minor
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  • Independent by Appeal (must be updated yearly)


  • Qualify for admission to Sonoma State University as a freshman or transfer undergraduate student
  • Must be a current or former Foster Youth, based on the definition above
  • Complete the Seawolf Scholars Application
  • Meet with the Seawolf Scholars Program Coordinator
  • Provide Foster Youth or Unaccompanied Homeless Youth documentation
1801 East Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States