Science Outreach Fundraiser

Science Outreach and is a non-profit organization that inspires local elementary kids to love biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering through awesome experiments such as Bottle Rockets, Strawberry DNA Extractions, Build-Your-Own Biome, and Play Dough Circuits!

There is a fundraiser this week (through Sunday 2/28) at Ground Zero (GZ) to raise money for these experiments! In honor of science GZ will be selling “Bill Chai The Science Guy” milkshakes with espresso and chai. Every shake donates $1 to Science Outreach!

There is a Science Fair this Sunday 2/28 11AM – 3PM on McCarthy Quad! It’s aimed towards elementary school students and if any of you would like to bring your favorite kid(s) you are absolutely welcome! It’s free! Flyer attached.

 

Fisher Fellowship Program – APPLY NOW!

Attention first-generation freshmen! If you’re interested in taking part in the many incredible extracurricular programs that Dornsife offers, but don’t have the resources to do so, the Fisher Fellowship Program is for you.

The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables first-generation 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 or field research, such as study abroad or Problems Without Passports. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with local and global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, or the Sierra Club.

To be eligible, students must:

·         Have a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA or better

·         Be a first-generation student: applicant is the first person in their family to attend college

·         Have demonstrated financial need

·         Be a freshman at the time of application

·         Have declared a major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH. If you’re interested in the program but unable to submit an application at that time, please email Danika Newlee at newlee@usc.edu to inquire about the possibility of an extension.

All application materials and instructions are available on our website: https://dornsife.usc.edu/fisher-fellows-program/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Fisher Fellows Program

FF Promo Flyer 2016Attention first-generation students! If you’re interested in taking part in the many incredible extracurricular programs that Dornsife offers, but don’t have the resources to do so, the Fisher Fellowship Program is for you.

The Fisher Fellowship is the firsFF Promo Flyert program at USC Dornsife that enables first-generation 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 or field research, such as study abroad or Problems Without Passports. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with local and global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, or the Sierra Club.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA or better
  • Be a first-generation student: applicant is the first person in their family to attend college
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Be a freshman at the time of application
  • Have declared a major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10THIf you’re interested in the program but unable to submit an application at that time, please email Danika Newlee at newlee@usc.edu to inquire about the possibility of an extension.

All application materials and instructions are available on our website: https://dornsife.usc.edu/fisher-fellows-program/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Alternative Spring Breaks

The Center for Service Programs has offered USC students the opportunity to explore numerous issues and problems across the U.S. since 1992, when we began to take students to the Navajo Nation in Utah. Since then, we have built long-lasting partnerships with governmental, non-profit and community organizations throughout the country.

We also offer opportunities for international service; last spring students traveled Isla Mujeres (ASB Isla) to continue our work with the effects of ecotourism; and Guatemala (ASB Guatemala) to continue our work with an elementary school. During Spring 2015, we volunteered with organizations addressing issues of homelessness, environmental conservation, health care disparities, cultural preservation, and juvenile justice reform. Please read the descriptions below to check out our trips for 2015-2016.

For questions about the Alternative Spring Break Program or any of the AB Trips below, email us at usc.asb@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


AWB Tahiti is accepting applicants!
Tahiti is included within the general AB Application For All Trips to make it easy and simple!

A large number of students have emailed about missing the Alternative Breaks Application Deadline.
Due to popular demand, we are leaving the application open for one more week! However some trips are already well beyond their capacity so it will be first come first serve basis! Apply soon before your trip is no longer available!

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So You Want An Internship?

  • Location: LVL 17 (the basement auditorium in Leavey Library)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Speakers: Octavio Avila, Alexis Dale-Huang, Matt Woo, Larkin Wynn, and James Luttrull

On Wednesday, September 23rd, Dean Lamy’s Students Achieving Success workshop series will prepare you for just that! Octavio Avila, Dornsife’s Student Services Manager, and a panel of current students will candidly discuss how to get the best possible summer or semester-long internship while still in school. Our student guest speakers have worked both in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C., and for both public and private-sector organizations, so there will be a variety of perspectives and experiences available for anyone interested in obtaining an internship.

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!

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.