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The Renaissance Scholars application is available each year starting in October. 

Step 1Apply to Fresno State

Step 2Apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The EOP application can be submitted electronically by going to After clicking on the “Apply Online” tab, click on the Educational Opportunity Program link and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Students who indicate on their CSU, Fresno undergraduate admission application that their are a current or former foster youth or unaccompanied youth AND complete an EOP application -- will have also simultaneously applied to the Renaissance Scholars Program. In order to complete the Renaissance Scholars Program enrollment process students will need to participate in an interview to finalize the selection process. Interviews will take place during February and selection process will be finalized in March. 

Step 3: Complete the Renaissance Scholars Program application

If you are a current Fresno State student OR you missed the EOP application deadline -- you must complete the Renaissance Scholars Program application to be considered for the program. 


If you need assistance with the application or obtaining legal proof of your independent status, please contact our office at 559.278.1787 or email Adriana Vasquez at