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USC Bovard Scholars

  • USC Bovard Scholars
  • 649 West 34th Street | PSD 108
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • 213-821-4654
  • 2015
  • Dan Phan
  • Student Success Lead

Program Description

USC Bovard Scholars helps high-achieving students with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation's top universities. Students participate in a three-week residential program on USC's campus and focus on four core areas: career exploration, admissions & financial aid guidance, test preparation, and leadership development. Students receive subsequent one-on-one, remote support from Admissions Coaches in crafting personal statements and submitting their college applications.

Success Stories

- 20 Full Rides to Top Colleges: A Texas Student's Perfect Sweep https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/us/college-acceptance-micheal-brown.html - Living the college dream: high-performing, low-income students reach for the nation's top colleges https://edsource.org/2018/living-the-college-dream-high-performing-low-income-students-reach-for-the-nations-top-colleges/600764 - 5 High Schoolers and Their College Application Essays About Work, Money and Social Class (Eric Muthondu was a Bovard Scholar) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/your-money/college-essay-topic-money-social-class.html

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%