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.
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.
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 master’s level educational counseling students have professional 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.
While you are housed on the USC University Park Campus during the summer intensive, you will receive support from our resident assistants — 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.
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.