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A new $3.2 million challenge fund will kickstart a drive to create the Edgerton-Occidental Merit Scholarship Program, a $9.6 million endowed fund that will make it possible for talented middle-income California students to attend Occidental College for the same cost as attending the University of California.
Drawing from staff volunteers across the College, the Wayfinders Program provides incoming students with support and individual attention as they navigate the transition to college—during a global pandemic.
Despite the social distancing guidelines that prevented the annual in-person celebration, students, staff and faculty marked the occasion of the Student Leadership Awards on April 30.
Three Occidental College students collaborating with faculty in the fields of geology and physics have been named 2020-21 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.
Continuing a 30-year Occidental College tradition, Jackie Dall ’21 has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. Dall is the 40th Oxy student to win the country’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the sciences since the award was established in 1989.
A renewed commitment to military veterans—complete with a dedicated housing unit—provides a sense of community to servicemembers making the transition to college life.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the physician, scientist and activist who exposed the Flint water crisis will speak on “What the Eyes Don’t See: Stories From the Front Lines of the Flint Water Crisis” at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 28 in Choi Auditorium as the 2020 Occidental College Phi Beta Kappa speaker.
For the fifteenth consecutive year, Occidental College is one of the country’s top producers of student Fulbright Awards, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual Fulbright rankings.
A five-year, $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will make it possible for Occidental College to widen its network of community partners in Northeast LA and expand its arts education programs to enhance local residents’ engagement with the issues that matter to them.
More than 250 students, faculty, alumni and staff participated in Occidental’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Jan. 25, with volunteers at twelve sites across Los Angeles.