Eligibility & Application

Official Sonoma State University Foster Youth Definition:

"Foster Youth" is defined on the Sonoma State University Campus as an individual who had an open juvenile dependency case at any age and for any length of time. Both current and former foster youth are eligible for Seawolf Scholars. Also accepted under the Foster Youth definition is: 

  • Guardianship Care/Kinship Care
  • Ward of the Court
  • Emancipated Minor
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  • Independent by Appeal (must be updated yearly)

Special cases will be reviewed by the Seawolf Scholars Program Coordinator.

Seawolf Scholars Program Admissions Criteria:

  • Qualify for admission to Sonoma State University as a freshman or transfer undergraduate student
  • Must be a current or former Foster Youth, based on the definition above
  • Complete the Seawolf Scholars Application
  • Meet with the Seawolf Scholars Program Coordinator
  • Provide Foster Youth or Unaccompanied Homeless Youth documentation

Seawolf Scholars Application

The Seawolf Scholars Program does not have a formal application deadline, eligible students will be admitted on a continual basis. 

If you think you are eligible for Seawolf Scholars and would like to apply, please complete the Seawolf Scholars Application.