Guardian Scholars Program

Los Angeles Trade Technical College Foundation
Program Name: 
Guardian Scholars Program
Grant Year: 
2016
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$80,000
Interest Area: 
Foster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Grant Purpose: 

The Guardian Scholars Program helps hundreds of foster youth and former foster youth between the ages of 19 and 34 pursue academic degrees and vocational certification at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Description: 

Founded in 1983, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Foundation provides grants and scholarships to assist students in need at LATTC, which serves 21,000 students, 80% of whom qualify for reduced tuition due to low family income. A significant number of students enrolled at LATTC are former foster youth, military veterans, and disabled students, and the local student population has some of the highest educational needs in the United States. The LATTC Foundation’s three main program activities are disbursing student scholarships, providing trade-specific toolkits to students, and funding technical skills competitions for students.

Grant Quote: 

The LATTC Guardian Scholars Program works tirelessly to provide resources and support to enhance foster youth educational and vocational training. Not only are we elated about The Foundation's support, but we are extremely grateful!'

- Dione Washington, Director, LATTC