For many years, the University of Southern California has provided special recognition to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding achievement in important dimensions of undergraduate education. Discovery Scholars are students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship or artistic works. The Global Scholars program recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in their studies both at home and abroad. Renaissance Scholars are students whose broad and diverse interests help them excel academically.
To these honors we now introduce a new program offering university-wide recognition to outstanding graduating seniors- available only to students whose major course of study is in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
Dornsife Scholars are students whose academic achievements underscore the relationship between excellence in the core disciplines of letters, arts, and sciences (either in the humanities, social sciences or sciences) and the aspiration to have a positive impact on the world. Dana and David Dornsife are internationally renowned philanthropists with the highest regard for education. Dornsife Scholars will be expected to demonstrate a comparable commitment to educational excellence and the advances that allow for improving the lives of people and addressing pressing global challenges.
Only students who major in USC Dornsife are eligible. The USC Dornsife Scholars program combines the talents sought in the USC Discovery and Global Scholars program with an added emphasis on positive human impact. Dornsife Scholars will be named in the spring semester of their senior year. This year, approximately ten USC Dornsife Scholars will be selected for the Dornsife Scholar Next Level prize of $10,000 to be used for graduate or professional school studies. The requirements for consideration by the USC Dornsife Scholars Faculty Selections Committee will include:
Applications must be submitted before the month of April. Please deliver your application to Kimberly Allen in the Dornsife Office of the Dean, ADM 304, no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013. Applications must include: