About SJSU Guardian Scholars


SJSU University wordmark with tagline 2 line_WebThis year at the Design Automation Conference on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, Heart of Technology is supporting a vital local program known as Guardian Scholars serving a cohort of 35 to 50 youth emancipated from foster care, Wards of the Court, and certified homeless individuals who are highly self-motivated to complete their college education at San José State University.

As a donor, here is something to think about. The Guardian Scholars Program within the Educational Opportunity Program at SJSU is fully funded by the university. And that is a good thing, so that all of your tax-deductible charitable gift will help SJSU’s ability to respond to these students’ personal needs in achieving their educational goals. And that also means your gift is directly tied to today’s Guardian Scholars students’ graduation rates. Gifts help fund things that, for them, can feel like insurmountable roadblocks that can mean the difference between staying in school or dropping out.

For more details, and to watch a video featuring our students visit www.sjsu.edu/eop/programs/GS/

Your gift’s impact.

Your tax-deductible gift is directly tied to our graduation rates for these students and our ability to respond to their personal needs in achieving their educational goals.

  • Generous scholarships. Last academic year, thanks to gifts, we could provide scholarship awards to help nearly all of our current Guardian Scholars students pay for school. Scholarship awards are typically $1,000 per year per student. Help our tradition remain just as strong for next school year, if not stronger!
  • Emergency funding, such as the $600 deposit needed up front in a short amount of time in order for an incoming student to have housing in our dorms on campus.
  • School supplies. No matter what their choice of major, we want these students to have enough and to thrive. We offer $200 book vouchers for students plus help pay additional school costs that certain majors (such as Art or Industrial Design) may require or costs to replace a broken laptop for a Graphic Design major (which is a necessity).
  • Beyond the degree costs. As graduation day approaches, we’re ready when called upon to help with unexpected personal budget costs for things like grad school application fees or buying an outfit so that a Guardian Scholar can feel confident and professional during job interviews as they are ready to start a professional career.

Your personal gift will have this impact and more. Who can measure the encouragement your gift provides to these students and the lives they will touch during their lifetimes?

Send them your powerful vote of confidence.

On behalf of all of us at San José State University, thank you for making an impact. What powers us changes our world.

Donate to SJSU Guardian Scholars


Make a donation of $50 or more directly to the SJSU Guardians and receive immediate entrance to the party along with a limited edition event t-shirt! Register now!