Benefits & Services

The Promise Scholars Program provides intensive and highly personalized academic and social support to foster youth admitted to the program:

  • Dedicated campus support staff
  • Priority placement for campus housing
  • Academic and career advising including resume, cover letter development and job-seeking skills
  • Full financial aid package
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Tutoring services
  • Psychological counseling
  • Priority Registration
  • Referrals for on and off campus support services
  • Aftercare Support with Community Service Agency-Child Welfare

Eligibility & Application

Both current and former foster youth are eligible for Promise 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)
  • Special cases will be reviewed by the Promise Scholars Program Coordinator

Scholars Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Former foster youth between the ages of 17-23
  • Must be a California resident
  • Qualify for admission to Stan State
  • Complete the Promise Scholars Application (see below)
  • Complete the FASFA
  • Provide Foster Youth or Unaccompanied Homeless Youth documentation
  • Meet with Promise Scholar Program Lead

The Promise Scholars Program does not have a formal application deadline. Eligible students will be admitted into our program on a continual basis.

If you think you're eligible and would like to apply, please complete the

Promise Scholar Application

Updated: September 01, 2022