Torero Renaissance Scholars

The mission of the Torero Renaissance Scholars (TRS) is to provide support and resources to the students at the University of San Diego who identify as former foster youth, homeless or at risk for homelessness, students who were emancipated minors or in legal guardianships.


The purpose of TRS is to help students reach their potential through the promotion of a culture of scholarship, leadership, and success for these students. This culture would be developed through intentionally designed services, providing a network of support and by connecting students to tutoring and other academic support services. Programs would be geared toward enhancing TR Scholars’ resilience, self-advocacy, engagement on campus, leadership development and overall well-being: academically, physically, spiritually, financially and emotionally.


  • Monthly luncheons with other foster students and staff
  • Mentoring
  • Support for year-round housing assistance
  • Support finding, and maintaining scholarships
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Help finding work-study positions
  • Supplemental Academic counseling
  • Registration and enrollment assistance


Torero Renaissance Scholars Logo design.