Bear Cub Scholars

BEAR CUB SCHOLARS

Our Bear Cub Scholars Program is committed to improving the retention and success rate of foster youth in college. Our services include academic counseling, assistance with textbooks & supplies, parking passes, college trips and emergency gift cards. 

Bear Cub Scholars Group Photo

           Qualifications:

  • Have been in foster care (e.g. foster home, group home, ward of the court, or placed with a relative by the court) for at least one day.
  • High school graduate or completed GED
  • Enrolled in at least 3 units

New Students Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Meet with our academic counselors two times a semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Participate in at least one Bear Cub Scholars & NextUp activity or workshop per month
  • Meet with our staff once a month

Continuing Students Eligibility Requirements:

  • Meet with our academic counselors two times a semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Participate in at least one Bear Cub Scholars & NextUp activity or workshop per semester
  • Meet with our staff once a semester

             Services*:

  • Counseling services (academic, personal, and career counseling)
  • Assistance with financial aid
  • Funds to buy required textbooks
  • Transportation assistance (parking permit/gas card – based on available funds)
  • Access to school supplies & food pantry
  • College transfer assistance (transfer counseling services, college tours, referral to University representatives)
  • Graduation cap and gown and stole
  • Recognition ceremony for academic success (for students above 3.0 GPA)
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Access to emergency fund (based on available funds)

*Priority for financial services will be given to students with a high financial need.

For more information or to find out if you qualify for our program, please contact us at 707-521-7812 or email nextup@santarosa.edu.