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Skylab astronaut and USC alumnus Jerry Carr presented Simca Bouma, a USC Dornsife student majoring in mathematics and physics, with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship is the largest monetary award given in the United States to science and engineering undergraduate students based solely on merit. Photo by Jie Gu.

USC Dornsife Undergrad Named Astronaut Scholar

October 5, 2011

Skylab astronaut and USC alumnus Jerry Carr presented USC Dornsife student Simca Bouma with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public presentation and ceremony. The event was held…

# Daniel J. Strouse plans to attend the University of Cambridge after graduation. Photo credit Katy Capper.

First USC Student to Receive Churchill Scholarship

January 21, 2011

Daniel J. Strouse, one of 14 students from U.S. universities chosen to receive the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, is the first at USC. Churchill Scholars must demonstrate extraordinary talent, outstanding academic…

Majoring in international relations in USC College, Amy Herrmann and Ken Sofer will travel to the Middle East this summer to learn Arabic after each was awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship. Photo credit Pamela J. Johnson.

Culturally Speaking

May 25, 2010

Arabic is the fastest-growing foreign language taught in universities and colleges across the country, according to the Modern Language Association. Enrollment in Arabic classes grew 127 percent nationally from 2002 to 2006,…

Political Science undergraduate Helen Moser was among 75 chosen of more than 630 nationwide applicants for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship. Photo credit Pamela J. Johnson.

A Year in 'Das Land der Dichter und Denker'

April 20, 2010

As an intern with the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Helen Moser researched pros and cons for a proposed law that would ban tobacco displays in stores. Working for member Mary Scanlon, whose party opposed the bill, Moser…

Kristen Cavinder during the Miss America pageant's gown competition. The USC College alumna was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda service and honor society. Photo credit Zimbio, Inc.

From Ball Gown to Lab Coat

February 16, 2010

At first glance, Kristen "Kristy" Cavinder '09 may appear to be your typical pageant queen. At 21, the Orange County native has a radiant smile, fluid grace, and the natural confidence of someone who knows that others are…

Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

October 17, 2006

When self-described conservative student activist Stephen Lesher arrived on the USC campus in 1992, he was ready to do battle with the liberal professors he thought dominated academia. But for the political science major, a…

For the Next Generation

For the Next Generation

May 1, 2006

On April 20, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun hosted the annual Scholarship Recognition and Academic Energy Award Luncheon at Town and Gown, honoring College students who, through talent and hard work, earned scholarships to…

College News USC Launches the Armenian Institute

College News USC Launches the Armenian Institute

April 1, 2005

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies—the first academic center of its kind in the U.S.—will promote scholarship and activities in a variety of fields. Concerns of the community will be a top priority. By Eva…

Prestigious Luce Scholarship Awarded to USC College Undergrad

March 1, 2005

By Kaitlin Solimine March 2005 Sam Bazzi, a USC College undergraduate senior majoring in international relations and economics, has been awarded a Luce Scholarship. The highly competitive Luce Scholars Program provides…

Janice Bryant Howroyd Gives $10 Million to USC College

Janice Bryant Howroyd Gives $10 Million to USC College

March 1, 2005

Nationally recognized businesswoman’s gift to increase access to higher education By Eva Emerson March 2005 The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California announced today that Los…