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USC Schwarzenegger Institute Spotlight Award



The USC Schwarzenegger Institute in partnership with the USC Department of Undergraduate Programs wishes to acknowledge students who are inspirational examples of the power of one person to make a difference and "Be the Change". Our Spotlight Award features remarkable USC students and shares their inspiring story of volunteerism and civic engagement. The USC student's volunteerism and civic engagement can be either on campus or off-campus.The "Be the Change" Spotlight Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a certificate of achievement and recognition at a spring awards ceremony. Additionally, the Schwarzenegger Institute will make a $1,000 contribution to the charity or cause represented by the awardee.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
USC students

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
Up to $1,000
Other: $1,000 to student; $1,000 to relevant charity


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

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USC endorsement process explanation:

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