Renaissance Scholars Program

Student Academic Services
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. LI 2500
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: (510) 885-4426
Fax: (510) 885-3393

About Us

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Renaissance Scholars exists to promote the holistic development and graduation rates of former foster youth attending CSU East Bay by providing comprehensive support services through collaboration with a variety of university departments and community organizations.

Benefits and Services

The Renaissance Scholars Program provides the following comprehensive support services for our students:

  • Priority on-campus housing
  • Priority registration
  • Individual tutoring
  • Mentor and mentee opportunities
  • One-on-one liaison services
  • Academic, career, and financial aid advising
  • Psychological counseling
  • Leadership development
  • Internship opportunities
  • Workshops, Social Activities and Field Trips
  • Loaner laptop computers
  • Loaner textbook library

Applicant Qualifications

You must meet the following prerequisites in order to be accepted to the Renaissance Scholars Program:

  • Apply and be accepted to CSU East Bay
  • Be a California resident and former foster youth/ward of the court
  • Qualify as an "independent" student under federal financial aid guidelines
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Apply and be accepted to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSU East Bay
  • First-time freshman who are not eligible for regular admission through the university must participate and successfully complete the EOP/Renaissance Summer Bridge Program

If you are not sure whether or not you qualify for Renaissance Scholars, please contact us directly. We look at each student’s circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

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