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Hope Scholars Eligibility, Dates, and Information


Students are eligible for the Hope Scholars Program under the circumstances below. There is no age cap for Hope Scholars. Students can start applying after they have submitted their SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) to UC San Diego. 

  • Current or former foster youth
  • Homeless youth
  • Students under legal guardianship
  • Other disconnected youth. Cases will vary. Please contact the coordinator for questions

How to Apply

You may access the application here, and submit the application with additional documents to
  • Be sure to include essay responses. Incomplete applications will not be accepted!