Teach preschool children with Jumpstart — Earn Work-Study and a $1,200 scholarship! Apply TODAY!

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Jumpstart Corps members serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods – those who need a “jumpstart” the most – teaching them the vital language and literacy skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. We invite you to join our 2015-16 corps, and make a difference in your community by serving its youngest leaders and learners!

Info Sessions in TCC 410:

-Thurs., 8/27 from 6-7pm

-Wed., 9/2 from 5-6pm

-Fri., 9/4 from 12-1pm

Space is limited, so don’t wait for the info sessions to apply! Apply TODAY at http://www.jstart.org/apply! Please email us with any questions or visit our [fb.com/jstartUSC] facebook page for more information!

Louise Kerckhoff Prize 2014-2015 for the best paper written in the area of Gender Studies

The Louise Kerckhoff Prize has been established for the purpose of awarding annual prizes for the best graduate and undergraduate papers in Gender Studies. Prizes of $200 for graduate students and $100 for undergraduates will be awarded; up to two awards will be made in each category.

Papers may have been written for classes in any school or department at the University of Southern California but should deal with subjects that are the focus of the USC Gender Studies Program: women’s studies, men’s studies, gay/lesbian studies, or the theoretical study of gender. Papers may have been written for course work or as part of a thesis or dissertation.

Undergraduates: If the paper was written for a class, consult the professor regarding revisions before submitting it for prize consideration. Carefully proofread the paper. The paper should be no more than 20 pages in length. All papers should have been written during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Graduate Students: A chapter from a thesis or dissertation (either in progress or approved within the last 12 months) may be submitted. It should be no longer than 30 pages and should be accompanied by a one- to three-page abstract of the full thesis or dissertation. Do not send the full thesis or dissertation. All submissions should come from the 2014-2015 academic year.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2015

To submit a paper:

  • Please send the paper to jeannew@usc.edu as a pdf document.
  • Include author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address on the pdf document.
  • If the paper was written for a class, the name and number of the class and the name and department of the instructor should be included on the pdf document.
  • If the paper is part of a thesis or dissertation, the name of the department, the faculty advisor, and the graduate committee members should be included on the pdf document.
  • A letter from a faculty member assessing the value of the paper would be helpful but is not required. (Letters should be sent to jeannew@usc.edu)

Questions? Please contact Jeanne in the Gender Studies office, jeannew@usc.edu, tel: 213-740-2792

Serve in local preschool classrooms! Earn Work-Study and a $1190 Scholarship

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Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization committed to closing the achievement gap by providing high quality language and literacy education to preschool students in low-income communities. USC students are trained as teachers and reading partners, and spend 8-12 hours a week in team settings to implement a rich curriculum and engage local families and community leaders to invest in early childhood education. They earn work study as well as a $1190 Americorps scholarship.

Apply now for the 2015-16 school year at application.jumpstart.org, or email jstart@usc.edu with any questions! Spring 2015 and Summer applicants will receive priority consideration for employment.

BSEL Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Scholars Mentoring Program for the 2015-16 academic year.

The BSEL Scholars Mentoring Program is a year-long opportunity for undergraduate students considering careers in social enterprise to learn from industry experts and connect with a supportive group of committed individuals.

The program is open to all undergraduate juniors and seniors.

In addition to orientation, a welcome dinner and private meetings with mentors, Scholars are expected to attend monthly cohort meetings that take place during business hours.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in Stonier Hall, Rm. 315. Applicants must sign up for an interview when they submit their applications.

Click here for more information about the program and the application process.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Michelle Chow
Program Specialist
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
USC Marshall School of Business
p: (213) 740-3371

Dornsife/JEP Community Service Awards – Deadlines Extended

The deadlines for the completing the applications for the Dornsife/JEP Community Service awards has been extended. Please fill out the attached application form and hand it over to Brenda Pesante at the JEP House before  MARCH 27, 2015 BY 5:00 PM. Please make use of this wonderful opportunity!

USC Joint Educational Project

Upcoming Information Sessions for International Fellowships

**Special External Fellowships Information Session with 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholar Reid Lidow

Reid Lidow, 2014 USC Gates Cambridge Scholar returns to campus to join Academic & International Fellowships staff for a session on general fellowships.  External awards covered will include: Truman, Marshall, Luce, Boren, Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater and Gates Cambridge, among others.  This session will touch on the basics of each award and Reid will share his insight on the application and selection process.  Reid will also discuss the differences between academic life in the US and UK.  **U.S. citizenship is required to apply  http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1630/lidow-awarded-gates-cambridge-scholarship/

Tuesday, April 7
Leavey Library Auditorium Rm 17 (basement level)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions 

Staff from USC Academic & International Fellowships will provide an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program as well as tips for crafting a successful application.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is funded by the US Department of State and offers opportunities in research/arts/study/teaching English abroad for 8-10 months after completion of a bachelor’s degree.  Fulbright provides funding that includes round-trip airfare, language or orientation courses, tuition (in some cases), a living stipend for the academic year, and supplemental health insurance.  **U.S. citizenship is required to apply

Wednesday, March 25
HNB 100

Monday, April 13
Leavey Library Rm 13 (basement level)

Thursday, April 23
HNB 100

Fulbright USC deadline: September 14, 2015 for the 2016-2017 grant year
Fulbright U.S. Student Program:  http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
All awards supported by Academic & International Fellowship are listed here http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/fellowshiplist.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Academic & International Fellowships aifstaff@usc.edu

Academic & International Fellowships
University of Southern California
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
(213) 740-9116

JVS Scholarship Program

Do you need help paying for your education? Apply for a JVS scholarship.
Online Application Period
January 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years
  • U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident with a Green Card
  • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 units per term
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (per term) for Undergraduate Students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students
  • Demonstrated and Verifiable financial need including FAFSA (Student aid report)

Completed application and all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 15, 2015. A complete list of required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials postmarked after March 15, 2014 will NOT be considered.

For further eligibility and application information, visit http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship