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The Guardian Scholars Program at IVC

The Guardian Scholars program provides additional support to students who were or are in the foster care system. Qualifying students will be eligible to receive:

  • Priority registration
  • Individual academic counseling
  • One-on-one help from Guardian Scholars staff
  • Help with and priority filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Help applying for foster youth-specific scholarships and grants
  • Money for textbooks and other academic supplies
  • Access to additional workshops for student success
  • Personal referrals to Student Services on campus

Stop by the Guardian Scholars office to find out if you’re eligible.


Tiffani Gamboa
Foster Youth Liaison, Guardian Scholars Program 

E: | T: 949-451-5335
SSC, Room 260D

Valerie LaMarca
Project Specialist


Department Hours

Mon:​   Not Available
​Tue: ​  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
​Wed: ​  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
​Thu:   ​8:00 am - 1:00 pm
​Fri: ​  Not Available


Or make an appointment through the EOPS office, SSC 220, or 949-451-5243.

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