The Next Generation of Science and Environmental Leaders

Thursday, May 24, 2012

City Heights Life -- College? That was not exactly what my parents or I had in mind when we moved to City Heights from Mexico City. Like many parents in City Heights, mine wanted a better future for me, but they had no idea what getting into college involved.

Thanks to a partnership between the Ocean Discovery Institute, the University of San Diego, and the National Science Foundation, I and others are living our dream.

The Ocean Leader Scholarship at USD is part of an initiative to increase the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds into the sciences. The program provides ample support and research opportunities through campus entities, as well as ongoing counseling from assistant professors at USD’s Department of Marine Science and Environmental Studies and Dr. Drew Talley, science director of Ocean Discovery Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board. (Full Story)

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