Bruin Scholars

Your Guide to Success

The Bruin Scholars program is specially designed to support first-generation, undocumented, transitioning-out-of-foster care, nontraditional students, and students who just need help figuring out college, thrive at SLCC. Our staff and peer mentors can help you have a smooth transition to SLCC and can be your support system when things get tough. As a Bruin Scholar you will receive exclusive invitations to program events, registration assistance every semester, access to campus and community resources, and a chance to connect with other SLCC students and potential mentors.

What's in it for me?

  • Personalized attention from a dedicated staff member
  • Exclusive invitation to program events
  • Personalized registration assistance
  • Connect to campus and community resources
  • Connect with peers

You will be expected to...

  1. Take the appropriate English and/or Math class every term until you finish the requirements for your program of study.
  2. Attend at least 2 campus events outside of the classroom.
  3. Meet with your assigned Bruin Scholars staff member at the beginning of the semester to set academic goals and for a midterm check-in meeting.

Apply Now

Click on the campus you would like to participate at and fill out the form. Our Taylorsville Redwood campus is currently at max capacity. Please continue to check back or contact the Orientation and Student Success Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be required to attend two different types of events. One event will be a Bruin Scholars event that you will be invited to by your peer mentors. Your second event can be anything happening on campus such as a club meeting or event, lecture, workshop, or SLCC athletics game. We encourage you to get involved.

Schedule a time to meet with your Bruin Scholar dedicated staff member to discuss what your goal for the semester is. You’ll then create a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time (S.M.A.R.T) Goal.

Schedule a time to meet with your Bruin Scholar dedicated staff member to discuss how your semester is going and how you are doing on your semester goal.

That’s ok. You will work with your Bruin Scholars staff member to create a plan to ensure you can start taking math as soon as possible.

It depends on which campus you attend. Each campus has a different dedicated staff member. You can find them in the Orientation & Student Success office on your campus. Your dedicated staff member and peer mentor will also reach out to you via text, email, or canvas. Keep your eyes open for their communication!

That’s great. You can participate at whichever campus you attend.


Contact Erin Stirling at or 801-957-5144.