Viterbi Summer Institute

Building a Community of Scholars and Promoting Excellence

The Viterbi Scholars Institute (VSI) is a high achievement program designed to enhance the transition to USC for engineering students from underrepresented backgrounds. Institute participants will gain a competitive edge by engaging with faculty, staff, and students in a supportive community environment. The four-week residential program will prepare students for the complex coursework and academic rigor of Viterbi engineering.


Benefits of Attending The Institute

•Participate in research
•Establish meaningful relationships with faculty and staff
•Build your peer support network of new incoming students and upper-class students through community-building events
•Develop an individualized action plan to achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals
•Experience a preview of college living to ease your transition in the fall
•Build on your learning strategies to assist

Institute Dates

Sunday, July 7th –Friday, August 2rd, 2019

Institute Costs

Participants’ room and board are fully-funded. Transportation to and from campus, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Application Deadline

Sunday, May 19th, 2019  11:59PM




Contact Information

Center for Engineering Diversity | 3710 McClintock Ave, RTH 210 | Los Angeles, CA 90089-2901
213-740-1998 |

Published on March 26th, 2018

Last updated on December 1st, 2021