Who is Eligible?

  • Guardian Scholars students volunteer for Habitat for HumanityYouth 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

Participation Requirements:

  • Meet with your Program Coordinator or Guardian Scholars Mentor at least 3 times in the fall and 3 times in the spring semesters
  • Attend 3 study skills, financial literacy, career, graduate school, or personal development seminars provided by Guardian Scholars per semester
  • Attend Community/Family Dinners
  • Attend Community Service Retreats

To be eligible for an additional scholarship, students need to meet the above requirement AND maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each semester.

Eligible students are enouraged to apply by submitting the TRiO Student Support Services Program Application.  Submit completed application to triosss@colorado.edu or submit in person to the TRiO Office at 259 Fleming.  Questions?  Contact: (303) 492-3842.