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Pastides Sustainability Scholarship

Former President Harris Pastides and Patricia Moore-Pastides are committed to sustainability and its positive impact on multiple systems. This award recognizes an undergraduate student that has truly impacted Sustainability at USC.

Eligibility: Students who are Juniors and who will have completed 90 credit hours by the end of the Spring semester in which the award is made (i.e. rising seniors) shall be eligible to be nominated. Students must be currently enrolled full-time students, have a minimum GPA of 3.0. and plan to enroll in the Fall semester.

The nomination shall include: a completed nomination form, a letter of namination specifying the award areas in which the student has made an impact, and two letters of recommendation supporting the impact of the student's efforts at USC.

  1. The nominee must complete the nomination form and upload the letter of nomination on the same form.
  2. If the nominee is in possession of the letters of recommendation, they may be uploaded when completing the nomination form.
  3. If the writer(s) of the letters of recommendation prefer to submit the letters themselves, please provide them with this link.

Deadline for nominations is February 8th 

Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by the USC community of students, staff or faculty. Nominations should address how the student has made an impact in one or more of the following areas related to sustainability: scholarship, leadership, and/or engagement.

Nomination Form

Award Areas

  • Scholarship:  Through an intensive discovery or research project, the student has revealed a new understanding of the interdisciplinary connections between the environment, economy and society. Conclusions from the project should demonstrate the importance of sustainability research, suggestions for USC campus operations, and/or contribute to social progress.
  • Leadership:  The student has demonstrated an ability to put theory into practice by leading a team to execute a major program or project that promotes sustainability at USC.
  • Service/Engagement:  The student has exhibited a commitment to service and educational outreach through engagement with the campus and local community. Through intensive projects and programs, the student has helped to elevate the education of these two populations

Contacts: Dr. Joe Jones; or Jacqueline McClary; .

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