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Renaissance Scholars

Cal State San Bernardino's EOP Renaissance Scholars Program was established in 2003. The program is committed to providing comprehensive support services to EOP-eligible, 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.

Students who indicate on their EOP 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

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

Program Benefits

  • Admissions Assistance
  • Orientation
  • EOP Summer Bridge Program
  • EOP Grant Award
  • 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)¬†