Apply for the Life Course Scholar Program!

A message from Leslie Lewis (PhD, MPH, Continuing Lecturer, Urban Studies & Planning Program, Academic Coordinator for Health & Wellness, USP, PI/Co-Director: Life Course Scholar Program, Director: Community Hope Project)


We are recruiting for the second year of our Life Course Scholar program and we’re trying to get students from many different majors to apply!

The Life Course Scholars (LCS) program creates an interdisciplinary, cross-generational, multi-site learning experience for UCSD undergraduates that transforms their understanding of aging, health, learning & research, as well as connect them more deeply to the “people and places” of surrounding San Diego communities. The program combines place-based, experiential, and traditional classroom-based learning methods, matching with Elder Partners (EPs) living in the community, Learning Exchange Groups (LEGs) comprised of small clusters of EPs and LC Scholars, and both participatory planning and collaborative research activities, on and off campus. The program culminates in LCS teams designing and implementing community-based Healthy Aging Projects (HAPs) under the guidance and mentorship of an interdisciplinary team of faculty collaborators, with support from interested EPs.

Apply Here!

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