SOAR Funding – Deadline Sept 26th

Calling all Dornsife majors! The Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program provides funding to undergraduates for participation as a research assistant in a Dornsife faculty member’s project. Students can receive a stipend of up to $1000 per academic year!  Applications for SOAR funding are due on September 26th – please check out our website ( or email for more information.

USC Center for Excellence in Teaching Fall Recruitment 2014

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET (Center for Excellence in Teaching) are recruiting new fellows for the 2014-2015 school year! Do you have ideas about campus enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

A branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, based out of the Provost’s Office, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. Last year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Student-Led Seminars, a study skills workshop for incoming students, CETalks: Finding the Right Major, Now You Know: How to Get Research, and a faculty speaker series event. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at and submit via email to by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 10th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Friday, September 12th. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to learning more about you!

USC Academic Achievement Award (AAA) application is now live!

The USC Academic Achievement Award (AAA) application is now live.  Undergraduate students with the below achievements should apply:

(i) have earned at least 32.0 units, including AP and transfer work

(ii) have earned a USC GPA of at least 3.750 on the completion of at least 12.0 USC units

(iii) are pursuing multiple programs (major and minor, double major, or double degree).

The Academic Achievement Award allows Fall or Spring enrollment in up to 20 units (or 21 units in exceptional cases) at the standard tuition rate for 18 units.

The Academic Achievement Award requires completing a brief online form to establish eligibility for each semester it is to be used. Applications are available now and due by Friday, August 15, 2014.  Complete details are available here

USC Provost Offers Summer Program Scholarship Opportunity for Military Students


Dornsife Scholars Program- Applications due April 1st!


Summer Internships in DC – March 18 Deadline

DC Internships

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC
June 7 – August 1, 2014
Final Deadline: March 18
**Generous Scholarship Funding Still Available**

Do you have plans yet for this summer?
Make an impact by living and working for two months in Washington, DC!

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC:

Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments
Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University

Apply today – there are still generous scholarships to be granted:

Over $1 million awarded each year
More than 70% of students receive funding
Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience in the office and classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation by interning in public policy, international affairs, journalism or another top field. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 6 transferable credits from George Mason University.

Unlike other programs, we guarantee you an internship. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself working on one of these exciting projects:

Develop a strategic marketing plan for a business group lobbying a bill on Capitol Hill.
Attend a Congressional briefing and write a detailed online report.
Help run programs for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
Cover a press conference at the National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery.
Research data for a report on cyber terrorism threats and other national security priorities.
Organize job development activities for DC high school students.
Plan and develop a social media campaign for human trafficking awareness.
Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for new comprehensive energy policies.
Make media pitch calls for a best-selling author.
Book guests for a radio talk show or news broadcast.
Plan a conference featuring experts from prestigious think tanks.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 18. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit

Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384

"The connections I made this summer will prove invaluable for my career going forward."

Pat DiFrancesco, Allegheny College
Intern, North American Association for Environmental Education


Politics, Public Policy & Economics

International Affairs & Economics

Journalism, Communications & Public Relations

Corporate Business & Government Affairs

Nonprofit Sector & Community Service

"My internship was completely aligned with my career goals, and the courses were some of the best I’ve taken."

Natalie Tomlin, University of Maryland
Intern, WTOP Radio

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Information Session: Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom

An information session on prestigious scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 12-1 PM, Leavey Library Auditorium.  We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories.

Whether you’re in the early stages of researching post-baccalaureate programs or in the process of developing your application, we encourage you to take advantage of this one time spring semester opportunity!  *Scholarships Covered: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.