The following shows how to get an Angular controller and it's scope from an element using a jQuery selector.
Here is an example Angular controller:
<div ng-controller="ProfileSignupController"> ... </div>
To get the controller, use the following:
// get the controller by controller name var controller = angular.element("[ng-controller='" + name + "']");
Now since you have the controller, you now have access to the scope:
var scope = controller.scope();