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Renaissance Scholars

Welcome to the EOP Renaissance Scholars Program at CSUSB

Cal State San Bernardino's EOP Renaissance Scholars Program was established in 2003. The program is committed to providing comprehensive support services to current and former foster youth as they transition into the university and through to graduation. The success of the EOP Renaissance Scholars Program is a result of services provided through the collaborative efforts of various campus departments at Cal State San Bernardino and community partners. We encourage all prospective Renaissance Scholars Program students to apply to to the Educational Opportunity Program.

Students who indicate on their CSUSB application that they are a current or former foster youth or ward of the court are contacted by the Program Coordinator and informed about the program. If eligible, a student will be asked to submit the required documentation and an interview/campus tour will be arranged.

For more information, contact Reneisha Wilkes at (909) 537-5042, or by email to

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Program Benefits

  • Admissions Assistance
  • Orientation
  • EOP Summer Bridge Program (First year Freshmen only)
  • Academic Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Financial assistance and guidance
  • Priority Registration
  • Mentoring
  • Mid-semester Evaluations
  • On-campus Housing Assistance
  • Scholarships
  • Tutoring Services through the Learning Center
  • Life Skills and Academic Workshops
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities and Recreational Activities
  • Networking and Leadership Opportunities
  • Post-graduation Career Planning and Assistance (Resumes, Cover Letters, and Mock Interviews) 

Program Goals

  • Assist current and former foster youth with admission to the university
  • Provide comprehensive support that promotes academic and personal success
  • Encourage active participation in university life
  • Prepare students for graduation and beyond
  • Provide experiences that enrich students educationally, culturally and socially