Meet the Newbies: Forty-six students gained the rights, privileges and obligations associated with being one of the university's named scholars as a result of their selection this summer to participate in one of four programs for undergraduates. All four — President's Scholars, Guardian Scholars, McNair Scholars and MARC Scholars — are designed to foster close working relationships between students and faculty mentors. Photo by Karen Tapia

MARC Scholars

Six students are diving into scientific research as scholars in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program — one of the university's many programs supporting the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

McNair Scholars

Fullerton's latest class of 16 McNair Scholars are getting an up-close introduction to the world of serious research. They are being paired with the professors who will mentor them as part of a nationwide program of advanced training for those with strong academic potential.

President's Scholars

Ten incoming freshmen will join Cal State Fullerton’s most prestigious program for students. The academically accomplished students who comprise the latest class of President's Scholars are already distinguished by their record of achievement, leadership and community service.

Guardian Scholars

Fourteen former foster youth will be on campus this fall as the latest class of Guardian Scholars, members of an innovative degree-completion program begun at Cal State Fullerton and now expanding across California and to Colorado, Indiana and New York.