Welcome to USC Research Gateway Scholars
Are you interested in pursuing graduate-level studies, perhaps even a Ph.D. program one day? Are you interested in learning how to conduct formal research and having the opportunity to engage in a real-world research project? Are you interested in receiving mentoring from USC’s outstanding professors and graduate students? Would you like to know what it’s like to be a professor and/or a Ph.D. student?
We challenge you to take the next important step in your USC experience by becoming a USC Research Gateway Scholar. We want you to experience the incredible level of academic and professional success that has been experienced by 350 USC undergraduates that have gone through the program. Become part of this Trojan legacy of success!
Core Components of the Program
Spring Research Methods Course
Summer Research Institute (SRI)
Annual Research Symposium & Poster Session
GRE Test Preparation
Opportunities for Conference Attendance
At USC, each Research Gateway Scholar is recognized upon their selection for the program and at the time they graduate from the university. While in the program, every Gateway Scholar is awarded a $2,800 stipend to support a full-time research agenda throughout the summer while working in collaboration with a USC faculty mentor. Additionally, Research Gateway Scholars are eligible for program-sponsored summer housing through their scholarship, with a value up to $2000. In short, the USC Research Gateway Scholars Program is a year-round rigorous program that provides students with meaningful academic experiences and important financial resources.