It is our privilege to welcome you to the Guardian Scholars program at San Bernardino Valley College. Our program is a safe place where you can come and create a community with the staff and your fellow students to help you achieve your academic goals. We are happy to have you join our program and look forward to working with you through your academic journey.

We encourage you to participate in all of the planned program activities and use all of the resources available for you. Feel free to ask questions, ask for assistance, and ask for support. Our mission is to help you succeed.


The Guardian Scholars Program 

The Guardian Scholars Program provides supportive services to current and former foster youth who have experienced foster care and helps them to excel in higher education. Guardian Scholars is designed to provide assistance and support to students with educational goals and practical day-to-day needs to ensure that full advantage is taken of college life, both inside and outside the classroom.

Guardian Scholars Office

AD/SS 202
Hours of Operation
Monday & Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-2:00pm
  1. Submit your Guardian Scholars Application
  2. Submit your award of the court letter
  3. Schedule a meeting with your counselor
  • Between the ages of 18 - 26 years old
  • Been in foster care any time after the age of 13
  • Submit the Guardian Scholars application to the Senior Student Services Technician in AD/SS 202
  • Submit your Dependency Verification Letter (also known as Ward of the Court Letter)
  • Be a current or prospective SBVC student

For more information and to submit applications come visit us!
  • Academic Counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Textbooks and supplies assistance
  • Housing Resources
  • Foster Youth Student Activities
  • Computer Lab
  • Workshops designed to ensure success in college and careers
  • Field Trips and Events
  • AB12 - Extended foster care until age 21
  • Medi-Cal/Cover til 26 - Free Medi-Cal coverage in California if you were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older
  • CalFresh - monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing food they need to maintain adequate nutritional level
  • Independent Living Program (ILP) - assists current and former foster youth between the ages of 16 and 21 to achieve self-sufficiency prior to and after, exciting the foster care system
  • John Burton Foundation - a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of California's homeless and foster youth by developing and implementing policy solutions
  • California College Pathways - is a statewide partnership that provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and four-year universities
  • iFoster - Creates partnerships with existing business and develops resources for foster youth
  • INSPIRE - provides support through a variety of services to those who have "aged-out" of foster care, are able to be in a SILP under AB-12 or are homeless and do not have any family support. 909-316-0011
  • Foster Club - believes the experiences young people have while in care, are the experts who have the ability to effect change within the system.
  • California Youth Connection - provides a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system.
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
AD/SS 202

Evelyn Luna, Counselor
(909) 384-8282

Cynthia Bernal, Senior Student Services Technican
(909) 384-8287