The USC Viterbi Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) helps you to organize your time spent focused on exploring results that benefit society. Each year, the top Viterbi students who successfully complete the USC Viterbi GCSP areas will be named National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars, recognized both by USC at graduation and the National Academy of Engineering.

Students interested in being designated as Grand Challenge Scholars should demonstrate involvement related to a specific Grand Challenge topic in each of the five areas to the right.  Successful students must carry their involvement related to the challenge across 5 dimensions:

  1. Research/Creativity
  2. Multidisciplinarity
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Cultural Competence
  5. Social Consciousness

The GCSP Committee will only accept applications from graduating seniors.  Each application will be evaluated on the student’s focus on their chosen Grand Challenge and interpretation of their work and experiences across the 5 dimensions.

To learn more about program requirements, the 5 dimensions of GCSP, and how to apply, check out the website!

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  • Avatar Dylan Manley says:

    Wonderful article Amanda, it is so important for students to realize the potential engineers have to make a difference in the world. The USC Viterbi Grand Challenge Scholars Program does a great job of informing these students of just that.

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