EOP Milt and Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program

Why choose EOP RSP?

The EOP Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program (EOP RSP) is designed to support current and former foster youth through a variety of services that work to remove personal and academic barriers, establish a sense of belonging, and create a community of support. EOP RSP serves all foster youth students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

Support Services:

  • Academic & Personal Workshops
  • Social & Celebratory Events
  • Holistic Support
  • Academic Advisement
  • Priority Registration
  • Academic Progress Support
  • Access to over 20 Department Liaisons
  • Linkage to On & Off-Campus Resources
  • Community Building & Networking
  • Paid Internships
  • Foster Youth Specific Scholarships
  • Student Advocacy & Follow Up
  • Access to the EOP RSP Pantry & Emergency Funds
  • Peer Mentor Support


To qualify, you must be a current or former foster youth or have been placed in care by someone other than your biological parents. This includes Orphans, Legal Guardianship, and Kinship Care.

You will be asked to submit proof of care status. If you need support securing your Ward of Court document, contact the California Foster Care Ombudsperson’s Office at 1-877-846-1602 as soon as possible.

How to apply

Students interested in applying to the EOP Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program must also complete the EOP Admissions process. Please visit the EOP Admissions Web Page for more information on how to apply for EOP.

Please note: At the end of this application, we will require a personal statement submission. Click on the button to start application. 




January 31

  • Deadline to submit EOP Recommendation Forms. Make sure to follow-up with your selected recommenders
  • Keep checking your CSUN Portal and CSUN Email

March 2

  • Deadline to submit FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. EOP requires applicants to have a completed application. The sooner you apply, the sooner your information will be processed!
  • Deadline to apply to the EOP Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program