Perhaps your dream is to cure disease, create the next Hamilton, teach in the inner city, travel to Mars, lead a Fortune 500 company, engineer the next killer app, develop a new source of green energy or end homelessness. Or maybe you’re still discovering how you want to make your mark on the world.
USC established Bovard Scholars to empower outstanding high school students with financial need to dream big. We help you reach higher. We prepare you for success in college — including gaining admission and scholarships to the best schools that are the ideal fit for you — and in your career. That includes thorough exploration of the wide range of options for your future.
USC’s commitment to providing an extraordinary and inclusive education is longstanding. Since the university’s founding in 1880, our student body has represented a remarkably diverse group. Today, this tradition is stronger than ever:
USC Bovard Scholars represents our latest, boldest step in expanding opportunities for young people who have been traditionally underrepresented in top-tier colleges.
The program is administered by USC Bovard College, which supports aspiring professionals during key academic and career transitions. Both are named in memory of Emma Bovard, one of the first students to enroll at USC and an early advocate for access and opportunity.