About this resource

Guardian Scholars is a part of the TRiO Student Support Services Program. We provide comprehensive and holistic student support services designed to nurture the academic success and professional development of students who have experienced foster care. Our program also addresses the unique personal and financial challenges former foster care recipients may face while pursuing their undergraduate degrees at CU Boulder.


  • Youth under the age of 24
  • According to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Foster Care after the age of 13
  • Both parents deceased (orphan)
  • Dependent or Ward of the Court
  • Legal/court appointed guardianship
  • Emancipated Youth (by the Court)
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth/at-risk of homelessness
  • Kinship care, group home, or determined to be independent via Professional Judgment appeal
109 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States