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Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-388-2706
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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FAST Scholars

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WHAT is FAST Scholars?

FAST stands for Fostering Academic Success and Transitions. The FAST Scholars Program is designed to serve current and former foster youth who want to attend college. There is no age limit and students do not have to qualify for the EOPS program.

What are the fast scholars services?

  • Priority Registration
  • Academic, personal and career Counseling
  • Book Service (depending on available funding)
  • Assistance applying for Financial Aid
  • Assistance applying for CHAFEE grant scholarships
  • Life Skills seminars and workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Connection to resources and the greater foster care community

What are the FAST scholars requirements?

  • Be enrolled at San Diego Mesa College.
  • Identify as a former or current foster youth.
  • Provide a verification of your dependency status (also referred to as a Dependency Letter).

How to APPLy to FAST SCholars

  • FAST Scholars applications are available through the EOPS office.
  • Submit applications in the EOPS office.
  • For more information contact: San Diego Mesa College
                                                    EOPS Office, Student Services building
                                                    I4-309, 7250 Mesa College Drive
                                                    San Diego, CA 92111-4998
                                                    Phone: 619-388-2706, contact us
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