How to Reach Us

Dear Guardian Scholars, 

While we're operating under restrictions related to COVID-19 for the 2022 spring quarteryou can still reach us by calling 408.864.8828. Please leave your name and eight-digit student identification number, also known as a campuswide ID or CWID, and we will respond within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. 

You can also check the EOPS homepage for more ways to speak with someone in our office.

Here are some additional resources 

  • Free internet: Comcast is providing free internet access for two months to households that qualify under the Internet Essentials plan. Visit to see if you qualify. 
  • Counseling and Advising: You can still speak with an academic counselor by phone, email or Zoom video. Visit the Our Counselors webpage to find a link to your counselor's page, which will have the most current contact information.
  • Mental Health: De Anza’s Psychological Services program is also offering psychological counseling by phone or online. Visit the Psychological Services website to learn more. 
  • Tutoring: The Student Success Center is offering peer tutoring online and through other remote methods. Visit the Student Success Center website to  learn more. 
  • More resources: Please check the documents posted at the bottom of this webpage and visit our Online Spring page to find more useful information and resources.

We hope that everyone stays healthy and safe during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding remote student services or this message.

Support for Foster Youth

guardian scholars logoThe Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) is an EOPS supplemental support service that assists current or former foster youth in succeeding at De Anza College.

By providing students with individual attention and access to supportive resources, we hope that all of our scholars achieve academic success, graduation, employment and the ability to become a contributing member of society.

Guardian Scholars Receive

  • Priority Registration 
  • Grants and scholarship package that covers tuition, and fees
  • Academic advising – assistance with class selection and registration
  • Employment services, mentoring and career counseling – job placement, shadowing and advising
  • Personal guidance, counseling and mentor – regular contact with a consistent counselor to develop and monitor an education plan
  • Supplemental support  – including textbook vouchers, meal vouchers, gas cards, transportation assistance
  • Additional resources

Become a Scholar!

By becoming a Guardian Scholar through the De Anza EOPS Program, students who are current or former foster youth get opportunities to participate in special events and activities, and develop supportive relationships with faculty, staff members and other students. Currently there are approximately 40 students in the program, and each is on their own unique path to academic and professional success.

In addition, Guardian Scholars are supported by caring and understanding EOPS faculty and staff members who empower and encourage them to pursue their dreams. Obtaining a college degree can be challenging, but with a proper support system in place, the sky is the limit for our students.

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"GSP has shown me that despite my struggles and upbringing, there's people out there who endured the same pain as I did. Those individuals were able to thrive and find their happiness in their own special way despite being a foster child or troubled youth. That alone empowers me to keep going and thrive for a better tomorrow."

– Student at the 2017 GSP End of Year Celebration

"I enjoyed everything about the event and how we were all honored for our hard work. I'm just thankful for all the support from the GSP."

– Student at the 2017 GSP End of Year Celebration

Foster Youth Success

  • What is the Foster Youth Success Initiative?

  • Who is eligible for foster youth support services?


The following scholarships are available specifically to current and former foster youth. Please make sure you read the requirements for each application to make sure you are qualified.

Check this list for more scholarships.

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

More Resources Off Campus

How to Apply

If You're Already Enrolled at De Anza

  1. Meet with Melinda Hughes, the EOPS Assistant Director.
  2. Fill out the EOPS application and the supplemental Guardian Scholars Program application.
  3. Submit a foster youth verification/dependency letter to Financial Aid Office.
  4. Attend GSP orientation.
  5. Meet with an EOPS counselor at least twice per quarter.

If You Haven't Enrolled at De Anza

  1. Apply for admission as soon as you can.
  2. Meet with Marilyn Booye, the EOPS coordinator.
  3. Fill out the EOPS Application and the supplemental Guardian Scholars Program application.
  4. Submit the foster youth verification/dependency letter to Financial Aid Office.
  5. Attend GSP orientation.
  6. Enroll in current quarter.
  7. Meet with an EOPS counselor twice per quarter.


EOPS Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please make an appointment at EOPS front office (lower level of the Campus Center) 

Marilyn Booye

EOPS/Guardian Scholars
Program Coordinator

Melinda Hughes

EOPS Assistant Director

Nathan Tia 

RISE Coach

Admissions and Records

Barry Johnson 
Foster Youth Ally

Financial Aid

Karen Hunter 
Foster Youth Liason
  • 408.864.8229

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