Guardian Scholars Fund

Through the generosity of donors, the College of Arts and Sciences and Cora P. Maloney College have established a program to provide financial assistance to support the academic goals of eligible full- and part-time students who are currently or were previously in foster care. University faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend students whom they believe would qualify.


  • Applicants must have been a ward/dependent of the court/foster care anytime on or after their 13th birthday.
  • Applicants must be a US citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • Applicants must be considered “independent” under federal financial aid guidelines.
  • Applicants must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.

Application Procedure

  • Log in to using your UBIT name and password.
  • Fill out one general application each term.
  • If you are eligible for this scholarship, it will appear in your list. 

Recipients are expected to write a thank you note for the donor.

With questions, please contact: