USC Bovard Scholars

USC Bovard Scholars is a great opportunity for our strongest students.  If you are a junior in AP classes and have higher than a 4.0 GPA, check it out!

USC offers a free, year-long program to help high-achieving students with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities.  The program includes a three-week summer residential program on the USC campus that offers intense workshops on the following topics:

  • gaining admission to top-tier universities
  • navigating the complex admissions and financial aid process
  • exploring potential careers and professional passions
  • connecting occupational goals to academic pursuits
  • learning test-taking strategies to boost entrance exam scores
  • understanding tools and resources available on college campuses
  • determining which college is the best fit



from the admission website

Bovard Scholars are high-achieving, resilient and place a high value on education. They show leadership and are ready to take ownership of their academic path to success.


  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have taken advanced placement/international baccalaureate courses, if offered

Applications are due February 16, 2018.

Here is a video from the program last summer.  It looks fun!