The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel, field research, and service to various communities. In particular, the Fisher Undergraduate Fellows will be encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, Problems Without Passports and Maymester summer programs, and student-faculty research programs such as the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) or the appropriate program of their choosing. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, the Sierra Club or Heal the Bay. Fellows will also participate in a two-day retreat on Catalina Island, and will benefit year-round from leadership seminars, guest speakers, and mentoring by esteemed faculty and alumni.
Fisher Fellows will be recognized at graduation as scholars and campus leaders who are dedicated to improving the well-being of the communities they participate in and belong to, both at home and at USC.
To be eligible for this program, students must be freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or better, first-generation students, and have demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply is 12 PM on Friday, February 13th – please print and submit the following application to ADM 304.