Renaissance Scholars

 

Launched in 2002, Cal Poly Pomona's Renaissance Scholars is a comprehensive support service program located in the Division of Student Affairs that empowers current and former foster youth through higher education. This innovative program draws on Cal Poly Pomona's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Casey Family Programs' It's My Life Framework for Transitioning Foster Youth to provide critical services to support the scholars personal and academic success.

 

The program supports the holistic (academic, personal & professional) success of foster youth students. The program provides academic advising, priority registration, access to year-round housing, financial assistance (scholarships and emergency funding), peer mentoring, academic tutoring, class level success seminars, life skills workshops, educational enrichment events and community building activities.  

 

“The guidance provided by Renaissance Scholars is essential to the survival of emancipated foster youth attending college. I believe that a program like this is important because it gives us the support and extra encouragement that we sometimes lack.”

- 3rd Year Renaissance Scholar

 

Renaissance Scholars - Changes lives!






 

Renaissance Scholars has grown from serving 10 students to serving approximately 50 students annually.  

 

The program has graduated 95 scholars who have redefined who they are, broken the cycle of abuse or poverty, and have transformed their future. Of those, 35 alumni have gone on to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees in teaching, social work, public administration, business, law, and four who have pursued a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Law (JD) and Educational Leadership.

                      

See what people are sharing about Giving Day 2021!
Give Now
#CPPGivingDay Social Media Challenge
Event
#CPPGivingDay Social Media Challenge
Post a picture or video showing your Bronco Pride using the hashtag #CPPGivingDay, and you can win up to $500 to designate to your CPP program of choice! Runners up can designate up to $100 each.
Give Now
Alumni 500 Donors Challenge
$3,000
Alumni 500 Donors Challenge
Once 500 alumni make a gift, the Alumni Scholars program will earn an additional a $3,000 bonus from the Alumni Association.
308 / 500 Donors
Give Now
Renaissance Scholars Match
2
Match
Renaissance Scholars Match
The first $5,000 given to Renaissance Scholars will be matched dollar for dollar by Doug Nelson.
$1,295 MATCHED
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at givingday@cpp.edu.

2
Give Now
Match your Gift dollar for dollar!