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Upcoming Events, Workshops and Resources

Upcoming AMAZING 2014 SUMMER PROGRAM opportunity for Black Collegians students ONLY!
Loyola Marymount University is offering a few motivated Black Collegians an opportunity to participate in a two week residential program in Summer 2014. The emphasis for this program will be on learning to conduct research. Scholarly research is something that most students will do as an undergraduate and every student will do as a graduate student. Don’t limit yourself to google searches and old library books. Learning the world of research will open academic and career doors that you never knew existed. A side benefit is that your writing and speaking skills will improve exponentially. Challenge your intellectual capabilities!
To be eligible, students must have completed English 1 by the end of Spring 2014 and must be planning to attend SMC in Fall 2014. This is open to any major. There is no cost to the student.
Dates:             July 7-16, 2014
Costs:             0
Basics:              This is a research-based program. Students will be partnered with a faculty mentor and develop a
project that will be presented to the group on the last day  of the program.
Students will develop a project from their major. All majors are included.
Field trips, workshops, campus tours and fun are included!
Numbers:         Approx. 25 total students will participate but only 5 will be selected from SMC.
Commitment:  This is a residential program. Students must commit to the entire 10 days and
                         stay on-campus. This means you cannot work or attend any summer school
                         while participating in this program.
Min reqs:          You must have completed English 1 by the end of Spring and have taken some
                         transferable courses. Also, this program specifies that LMU be one of your
                         transfer options and you plan to transfer Fall, 2015. Your current GPA must be
                         competitive- 2.9 or higher.
Benefits:         You will develop skills in basic requirements for research. You will have a   faculty mentor for the next year. Completion of this program could assist in admittance to LMU for competitive majors. Also, $3,000 LMU scholarships are guaranteed for students who complete the program and are admitted to LMU.
How to apply:    To access the CURSA 2014 application, please click here Remember that you must type in your responses. No handwritten applications. There is also a short essay to be included with your CURSA application. Print and bring both items (application and essay) to the Black Collegians front desk no later than Friday, March 21. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified within two weeks. 30 minutes interviews are required for final selection.  Interviews will be scheduled sometime in April.