Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Information Session

Featuring: Alison Patz, Federal Boren Program Officer at National Security Education Program
Wednesday, December 10

Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

The Boren Scholarship seeks to enhance U.S. understanding of foreign cultures, strengthen our economic competitiveness, and ensure our national security by fully funding students to enter a study abroad program with intent to learn a new language. It is designated for students enrolled in study-abroad programs OUTSIDE OF Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe. Summer only term is limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors.

Boren Scholarship Eligibility – Candidates must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
  • be a undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
  • apply to a study abroad program related to academic and career goals

Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. The fellowships can be applied to study abroad in all countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Although study outside the United States is not required, successful applications generally include a significant overseas component.

Boren Fellowship Eligibility- Candidates must:

  • be a U.S. citizenship at the time of application
  • be enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States
  • include a plan for language study in a modern language other than English in your application.

If you have any questions, please contact USC Boren Campus Rep, Katie Calvert.  Boren website

Office of Academic & International Fellowships
STU 300​

OAPS (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students) under USC Libraries

OAPS is an international program by academic research libraries to encourage, recognize and preserve excellence in student scholarship. The USC Libraries, in cooperation with the Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences and Scribe (USC’s online academic undergraduate journal) collaborate to publish OAPS every year. We invite all students of USC, regardless of school and major, to be published as representatives of the best of academic achievement at USC.

To view previous editions of OAPS, feel free to view this link.

The deadline for papers is December 1st. You will be notified by mid-January if your paper has been selected. If you are unable to turn in your work by December 1st, but still wish to be considered, please email me so we can determine your submission schedule.

Please contact me at or (512) 487-4969 if you have any questions.

If you should choose to submit, please email with your paper attached, “OAPS Submission” in the subject, and your major, year, and supervisor in the body of the email. I look forward to reading your submissions.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 2015-2016

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUFP) seeks to identify, support, and mentor highly qualified underrepresented undergraduate students and other students interested in diversifying faculties in higher education, and encourage them to pursue a Ph.D. in fields where diversity has not been historically present.

MMFUP helps you reach your career goals by:
– Learning about an academic career
– Providing financial support
Fellows receive a stipend during the summer and academic year and are eligible for undergraduate loan repayment.

– Sophomore or junior standing.
– Participation in the program is limited to students considering graduate study towards a Ph.D. in a Mellon-approved field (complete list of programs available on website).
– Participation is not limited by a student’s undergraduate major.
– Status as U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 cohort at
The application is due Wednesday, February 18, 2014 by 4:30 pm to ADM 304

For more information please contact:
Kimberly Allen, Director of Special Projects for Academic Programs, USC Dornsife College
(213) 740-2359
ADM 304


2015 MMA Call for NominationsAll faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, and fellows are invited to nominate their faculty colleagues, mentors, and professors for this prestigious award by January 23, 2015.  For more information and to submit a nomination, visit:

The USC Mellon Mentoring program is an annual awards program through which faculty at USC receive recognition for being exceptional mentors. The categories for the awards are:

  • faculty mentoring graduate students
  • faculty mentoring undergraduate students
  • faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars, medical residents, and fellows
  • faculty mentoring faculty colleagues

All nominations, including at least 2 letters of support, must be received by the January 23 deadline. For questions, contact Melissa Jones at

Now You Know: How to Get Research

Interested in research? But don’t know how to start? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday November 11th at 5pm in VKC 154. There will be a fantastic panel of student researchers and dinner will be served.

Minority Health Conference Invitation

Minority Health Conference:
Real Life Solutions to a Better Los Angeles
Saturday, November 15, 2014

You’re invited to this year’s 13th Annual Minority Health Conference organized by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science.

The conference aims to address minority health disparities and to raise awareness about minority health issues in Southern California and beyond. This year’s conference focuses on building health communities and finding tangible solutions to issues highlighted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).

Opening Keynote:
Paul Simon, M.D., MPH,
Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

– Pre-health workshop with Deans of Admission from USC, UCLA, Western U Medical Schools, and Executive Staff from USC OT program- Residents forum
– Domestic Violence Training
– Mental Health in the Latino Community
– Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Register Today:
University of Southern California, Health Sciences Campus1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach

Are you in love with science? Do you plan to pursue a PhD? Well, what’s your next step? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school. Learn about the admissions process, and what graduate school admission officers want in an applicant.

Panelists include:
-Steve Lund (Earth Sciences Faculty Graduate Advisor)
-Dawn Burke (Biological Sciences Graduate Advisor)
-Chih-Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Graduate Student)

This event will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in VKC 100. Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP for this event here: