Written by: Clarissa Huffman
Sociology Level III
I hope you didn’t think I forgot about you over exams! I admit, this was a harder exam season than most, but I made it through and hopefully you did too!! And now that its over, I’ve decided to write a special Christmas blog on a topic that’s new and exciting to me: the USRA award. Until this year, I’ve never considered the USRA as an option for me – I’ve always pushed it aside as unattainable, something that only my super intelligent peers who have somehow attained straight 12’s could ever hope to be awarded. But this year, in my year of new adventures, I decided to bridge that gap and attend a USRA information session. In this post, I’d like to share with you the things I learned in that session that I didn’t know before, that make the USRA seem a little less daunting and a little more attainable. Something that even you or I, as regular Social Science students with minds brimming full of amazing ideas, can strive for. I’m hoping to apply for one, and if I do, I will chronicle my journey here, and hopefully you will be inspired to give it a shot!!
Here is my list of little-known USRA facts: