We provide services for students from special populations including: specific advising services for youth who are transitioning from foster care, juvenile justice, refugee students, and homeless students who are wanting to attend Weber State University.
Our area focuses on ensuring access to WSU is easier for these students, and we work to ensure the basic needs of these students are met while they are completing their education. In addition, if applicable, we help students search for private and/or additional funding, and refer them to on campus programs that assist with students being retained until they have graduated.
SPECIAL POPULATION SERVICES
Students transitioning from foster care to WSU receive additional advising that helps them to access different funding streams to pay for their post-secondary education. In addition, these students will receive mentoring, close academic monitoring, and can apply for a privately funded scholarship that is specific to WSU.
We encourage anyone who has been in the foster care system to apply for this scholarship, providing that there is documentation showing the students was in state’s custody prior to the age of 18.
We ensure students are assisted with everything from the admissions process, FAFSA, and ensuring students are referred to the right academic programs and academic advising. We work with JJS to receive referrals for students wanting to attend WSU.
We work with non-profits who serve refugee populations, and assist these students with everything from the admissions process, FAFSA, and ensuring they are referred to the right academic programs and academic advising. In addition, we work with these students to help find additional funding to assist them in paying for their education at WSU.
We work with non-profits, government funding, and campus funding to help ensure students who are homeless can find or keep stable housing while completing their education. This can include current students who may find themselves homeless, or referrals we receive from agencies, non-profits, or high schools (seniors transitioning to WSU).
Transition Advisor for Special Populations
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