A student’s social and economic background will NOT inhibit their access to and success in higher education.
2018-2019 NTSAF Governing Board
About The Governing Board
Students interested in serving on the Governing Board in should contact the NTSAF office. Benefits of being a student representative include:
- Service to the university and local community
- Interaction with incredible applicants and current Topping Scholars.
- Recruitment and outreach experience
- Networking with student leaders, faculty and staff
Message From the Chair
Dear Topping Scholars and Friends,
For the past four decades, we have provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to not only access, but thrive at USC. Our impending 50th anniversary implores us to truly take a good look at the course we’ve charted to get here; our successes and limitations, our prides and challenges. As the Topping Family continues to grow in numbers, we must also safeguard the core values and tenets that make us one of the most unique retention programs in the nation.
Striking this balance will be the moral imperative of my tenure with the Topping Governing Board. I am both honored and excited to play this pivotal role in a time of change and growth, as we bring the program up-to-speed with the demands of the modern day.
But most of all, getting to know the stories of our scholars, and watching them excel both within USC and in our surrounding community, is what drives me on an everyday basis. The Governing Board faces unprecedented obstacles in our work this year, but the enduring tenacity of our scholars’ own journeys to USC always reminds us of why we serve.
As the Governing Board moves towards selecting the next cohort of scholars, I urge every potential applicant with a heart for community service to put themselves forward. Each and every one of our scholars exemplifies diversity, generosity of spirit and a will to achieve, no matter their socio-economic background. If this sounds like you, then I look forward to reading your application!
NTSAF Governing Board Chair 2018-2019