Student Support & Equity Programs

Renaissance Scholars

Empowering Foster Youth Through Higher Education

Launched in 2002, Renaissance Scholars (RS) is a comprehensive program dedicated to support the success of current and former foster youth attending Cal Poly Pomona to complete a bachelor’s degree. This innovative program draws its holistic service model from the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Casey Family Programs’ It’s My Life Framework for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Successful Adulthood. 

Student Values

We strive for excellence in everything we do. We emphasize Learning, demonstrate Resiliency, encourage and model Wellness, act with Integrity, exemplify personal and social Responsibility, and cherish Relationships with others.