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Incredible Opportunity from USC for High School Students!

02/17/2015 Published by: Amy Soupene

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The University of Southern California is now accepting applications for its 2015 Provost’s Pre-College Summer Scholarship for Military High School Students.  This amazing opportunity is open to military-connected high school students currently in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a 3.0 or higher GPA.  If selected, the USC Summer Programs Office will cover all costs; entire tuition and fees, airfare, room and board, and course materials for the four week college-credit program.

Sounds terrific, doesn’t it? This summer program allows high school students to experience what freshman year is like at USC; a premiere private research university.  Culturally-diverse students from around the world will study in the university’s classrooms and labs, live in the residence halls and eat in the dining facilities.  But it’s not all work, there are weeknight activities such as:  movie and game nights, talent shows, and intramural sports.  Visiting popular Los Angeles tourist destinations are reserved for Saturdays.  In previous years, students have visited Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farms, and the Santa Monica Pier.

Are you interested?  If you are a military-connected high school student committed to the value of education and to developing community, download the application and get it sent in before the April 1, 2015 deadline to be considered for this once-in-a-lifetime summer program.

For more information visit Summer@USC or download the Scholarship Application.


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Amy ODowd, 02.18.2015

Can you tell me if homeschooled students are eligible to compete for this scholarship program? And, if so, from whom should the recommendation letters come?

Amy Soupene, 02.18.2015

Hi Amy,
Thanks for commenting.  Your question is a good one!  Please contact the USC scholarship sponsors directly to get the most accurate information.  You can contact them either by phone: 213-740-5679 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Best wishes!  ~Amy

robin, 02.23.2015

Do you know the dates and is airfare for overseas students covered as well?

Amy Soupene, 02.23.2015

Hi Robin,
I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to the question about overseas airfare.  Please contact Summer@USC directly to be sure that you get the correct information.  Contact them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 213-740-5679. 

Students will arrive at camp Saturday, June 13th and depart for home on Saturday, July 11th, 2015.  And please remember, all applications must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Best of luck!  ~Amy

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