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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

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 7%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 22%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 49%
  • Other: 4%
  • African American: 18%

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%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College
  • Bates College
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • California State University-Northridge
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chapman University
  • Colby College
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePaul University
  • Dickinson College
  • Duke University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard College
  • Illinois College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Monica College
  • Stanford University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan College
  • Yale University