Guardian Scholars Program

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
70 Donors
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Project ends on May 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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*STRETCH GOAL* Support our Guardian Scholars

Thanks to generous supporters, we reached our initial goal of $10,000 in just FIVE DAYS! We are so grateful and know we can do so much more for our GSP students! We are excited to announce a new stretch goal of $25,000! These extra funds will allow us to support more of our GSP students with summer housing and personal essentials to cover more of their academic expenses in the new school year. Support GSP students by making your gift and sharing on your social media platforms today!

Lucille Njoo and her german shepherd in front of the chapel

Lucille Njoo ’21, Political Science major

"GSP has helped in so many ways and not only showed me that there are other students in the same boat, but that there are people looking out for me, and I'm super thankful for the tangible ways they've helped me stay afloat and succeed academically." - Lucille Njoo ’21

Who We Are

The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) at LMU provides programming, resources, and services that meet the unique needs of former and current foster youth. Over time, this program grew to include unaccompanied youth, students who are experiencing homelessness, and independent students.

Why We Need Your Help

Without comprehensive support, the rate of enrollment, as well as college completion rate, for foster youth is dramatically lower than those of their peers. Our fundraising goal of $10,000 will help ensure that GSP Lions can fully experience LMU and all its opportunities, without the added burden of figuring out where they will live during the summer, where they might get their next meal, or how they will pay for graduate school exams.  

What Your Gift Can Do

Your gift today will support GSP in their efforts to continue providing the services below to current and future GSP students:

  • gap housing, especially needed during the summer and winter when students are expected to return home
  • meals to combat food insecurity
  • employment opportunities
  • textbooks and school supplies
  • fees for graduate school exams and applications
  • financial aid and financial literacy
  • individual counseling
  • peer networking
  • career and academic guidance 

You can support the success of GSP students’ in their chosen academic paths and personal lives, and contribute to their LMU experiences. 

We know the strength in our Lion community is boundless. Help us empower our Guardian Scholars by making a gift today and sharing this project with your networks!

Choose a giving level


Essential products

$50 can provide students with personal hygiene products.


Books and school supplies

$100 can help purchase books for a student.


Transportation stipend

$250 can help provide a transportation stipend for a student to get to their internship.


Food Insecurity

$500 will give a supplementary food stipend to a student for the year.


Emergency Funds

$1000 can provide emergency funding to a student who is without other options.


Summer & Winter Gap Housing

$5000 can house a student on campus during the winter and summer break of a calendar year.


Guardian Scholar Programming

$10,000 can ensure that the GSP can provide basic needs to students in the next academic year.