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2021 Fellowship Recipients

2021 Astronaut Scholarship The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was established in 1984 as the Mercury Seven Foundation by the six surviving members of America’s original Mercury Seven astronauts. This year ASF has awarded 60 scholarships to students from 44 different universities across the nation. Astronaut Scholarships are awarded to students in their junior and senior year of college studying science, technology, engineering, or …

2021 CSPC Presidential Fellow

One USC student is selected annually by the University for the CSPC Presidential Fellows program, a year-long program to complete research relating to the study of the U.S. Presidency and Congress. Fellows also participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, D.C. during the Fall and Spring semesters. Evelyn Camacho ’21 is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a progressive degree …

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2020 Fellowship Recipients

2020 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Zane Durante is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Eager to dive into artificial intelligence projects at USC, Zane joined the Center for AI in Society, Student Branch (CAIS++) in the fall of his freshman year. His first completed project used machine …

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2019 Fellowship Recipients

2019 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Zane Durante is a rising junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied and Computational Mathematics. As a part of this honor, scholars receive up to a $10,000 award; expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the “Innovators Gala”; mentoring by an Astronaut Scholar alumni, C-suite executive, or astronaut; …

2017-2018 USC Presidential Fellow awarded prize for outstanding paper

The Center for the Study of the President and Congress published a selection of the 2017-2018 class of Fellows’ original research papers. Jamie Kwong ’18 was awarded the David M. Abshire Award for Most Outstanding Paper by an International Fellow for “Cold War and Post-Cold War Rogues: U.S. Foreign Policy Responses to China’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs”.

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2018 Fellowship Recipients

2018 Astronaut Scholarship Recipient Nina Singh is a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and was selected for a 2018/2019 Astronaut Scholarship. She previously won the Astronaut Scholarship for the 2017/2018 academic year. As a part of this honor, scholars receive up to a $10,000 award; expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the “Innovators Gala”; mentoring by …