Student Support & Equity Programs

Renaissance Scholars

Application will open Nov. 1st
Prospective CPP Student - Apply for Fall Semester 
Current CPP Student - Apply to be considered for next semester

Program Benefits

  • Financial Assistance (Scholarships & Emergency Funds)
  • Access to On-Campus Housing (year-round)
  • Priority Registration
  • Summer Bridge / Transfer Bridge (for eligible students)
  • RS Success Seminars (Life Skills and Transition)
  • Academic Advising & Coaching (retention, graduation and career development plans)
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Skill Development & Tutorial Services
  • Access to Mental Health Counseling Services
  • Access to Campus Health Center & Wellness Education
  • Student Engagement / Community Events (Fall Kick-Off Retreat, Winter Retreat, Celebration of Excellence, etc.)
  • Leadership Development and Educational Enrichment Opportunities (Community Service & Financial Literacy Workshops, etc.)

Program Eligibility Requirements

The Renaissance Scholars program admits Scholars who demonstrate the potential and motivation to achieve their educational goals. Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be a current or former foster youth
  • Must provide verification documents of foster care status
  • Must be a California resident or an AB 540/2000 nonresident tuition exemption student 

Application Steps

Must apply & qualify for admission to Cal Poly Pomona as a freshman OR transfer student. To apply please head over to

Stongly Recommended to apply for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program). This application is found with in Cal State Apply.

Must Apply to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the Priority Deadline of March 2nd

Must complete the online application for Renaissance Scholars (RS):
  • Prospective CPP Students - Apply by January 15th
  • Current CPP Students - Apply now for next semester

Must interview for the Renaissance Scholars program.

Sign your RS Program Partnership Agreement 

Not able to commit to the full program? You may be eligible for limited drop-in services!

Renaissane Scholars offers Fostering Success Drop-in Services to Cal Poly Pomona students with a lived experience in foster care.  To access drop-in services students must have a verified foster care status through Renaissance Scholars.

For more information about the Renaissance Scholars program, RS Fostering Success Drop-in Services, eligibility or the application process please contact the Renaissance Scholars at