Bruin Resource Center Programs


Illustration of two person holding folder Bruin Guardian Scholars

Established in 2009 by UCLA and student advocates to help address the unmet needs of the current and former foster youth at UCLA. BGS assists foster youth by focusing on support services for undergraduate and graduate students.

Illustration of four graduates Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy

Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy Launched in 2011 as a partnership between First Star, UCLA, and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, BGSA provides foster youth with necessary educational and psycho-social support to help them graduate high school and enroll in post-secondary education.

Illustration of a person pointing at a board Bruin McKinney Vento Initiative

We aim to foster academic success by providing community, case management, and support with basic needs for students who identify as homeless by the McKinney-Vento Act. For eligibility, please email us at For more information on McKinney-Vento, visit by clicking on this card.

Illustration of a hand holding a pencil Bruin Underground Scholars Program

Developed in 2019 to support the academic experiences of students who identify as formerly incarcerated and/or system impacted.

Acronym CRP Collegiate Recovery Program

Established in 2016 to provide support to UCLA students on their path to recovery from substance use and/or other addictive behaviors.

Illustration of two animals Students with Dependents Program

Established in 2009 to provide caring and personalized support to UCLA students who are parents, guardians, and caregivers at the undergraduate, graduate and professional school level.

Illustration of a butterfly Undocumented Student Program

Established in 2009 to offer a welcoming and safe space for undergraduate and graduate undocumented students to access personalized resources and services.