Twenty-two teenagers from military families traveled to Los Angeles this summer for a four-week campus experience worth three units of college credit.
First offered in 2014, the Provost’s Pre-College Summer Scholarships cover all expenses, including tuition, room and board, books and excursions to Southland attractions. USC also picks up the tab for air transportation, which is key, as 10 of the scholars came here from military bases in Italy and Germany, and all but three made trips from outside California.
Each participant enrolled in a single course, choosing from more than 20 options spanning architecture, engineering, pre-law, science, business, global studies, journalism, writing and the performing arts.
Funding for the scholarships was supplied by the Provost’s Office in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business, the USC School of Social Work, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.