Our Story

Our Team

Staff Leadership

LISA MATACZYNSKI, Program Director, Bovard Scholars

Heading the Bovard Scholars program is a dedicated staff who attend to every detail to provide you with a challenging yet nurturing environment that fosters your successful future.

USC Schools & Departments

As a major research university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC features a world-renowned faculty and committed staff. These stellar personnel frequently share their expertise and experiences with Bovard Scholars through guest lectures and by teaching sample college classes.

Admission Coaches

USC Bovard Scholars Admission Coaches

Bovard Scholars receive personalized mentorship and guidance from academic and admissions/financial aid experts covering all aspects of how to apply to and afford college — and how to succeed after acceptance. Our coaches also share insights on what the university experience is really like.

Classroom Support Coordinators

USC Bovard Scholars Classroom Support Coordinators

In addition to receiving instruction from our Admission Coaches, scholars will find support from our qualified teaching assistants who will guide students through the program curriculum. These professionals have experience assisting others with the college application process and can share their own college stories, providing an invaluable layer of support during the summer program.

Resident Advisors

While you are housed on the USC University Park Campus during the summer intensive, you will receive support from our Resident Advisors — current university students charged with helping build a sense of community among our Bovard Scholars, providing you with mentorship, helping you acclimate to dorm living, and ensuring a safe and comfortable environment during your stay.

Our Partners

We are pleased to join with leading businesses that not only aid with test preparation but also organize site visits so our Bovard Scholars can see what really goes on at leading tech, media and other companies. Industry executives also serve as guest speakers.


Learn more about some of the people you’ll meet during the Bovard Scholars program:



 Nicholle Wyatt



 Chey Gaston-Lewis



 Ceslo Cardenas



 Joan Canzone

“I want the takeaway to be: I’m a resource for you. You are important to me. You’re not going to fall through the cracks with me.”

— Jill Gully, admissions coach