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Professional Development Dollars

Our mission is to enhance career development through partnerships and innovative technology in preparation for global career aspirations. To that end, we partner and consult with student organizations to provide comprehensive career development services. We provide the opportunity to financially support your student organization’s career-related events through our Professional Development Dollars.

USC Dream Dollars Scholarship

The USC Dream Dollars Scholarship is a unique award for USC undergraduate students who secure unpaid summer internships with a non-profit or government organization. This scholarship supports students hoping to gain work experience from an unpaid internship. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. All internships must be a minimum of six weeks. An award of $1,500 will be given to selected students.

First-Generation Scholarship

The First-Generation Scholarship Program is a monetary award for first-generation students who secure unpaid summer internships. This scholarship supports first-generation students looking to gain hands-on experience in order to complement their academic coursework. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. All internships must be a minimum of six weeks during the summer. An award of $2,000 will be given to selected students.

Global Fellows Internship Program

A summer internship program is a great opportunity for students to develop international work experience. The USC Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for USC undergraduates to live and intern in Asia for at least eight weeks during the summer. This program seeks to promote understanding and develop quality relationships between the United States and Asia. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. Internships are likely to be available in commercial, political and cultural centers such Hong Kong and Taipei.

Academic Honors and Fellowships

USC Academic Honors and Fellowships is committed to educating the USC community about university awards and nationally competitive fellowships and mentoring motivated students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities.  USC Awards encompass various USC-sponsored opportunities to financially support undergraduate students in their pursuit of interdisciplinary study, global exchange, and civic engagement.  In addition to the 19 fellowships, the Awards and Fellowships Database is designed to offer an easy way for interested students and alumni to search available fellowship opportunities.

USC Graduate School Fellowships

The USC Graduate School mission is to promote an outstanding educational experience for USC graduate students, to celebrate graduate student achievements, and to provide leadership in the establishment and communication of policies, standards and processes related to graduate education at USC. PhD students at USC are supported by fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or a combination of these funding sources. The USC Graduate School funds hundreds of domestic and international students annually. The recipients of Graduate School fellowships are selected from an application pool containing some of the most highly recruited students in the world.

USC Online Scholarship System

Several financing options exist to help you pay your USC expenses. We encourage you to take advantage of the financial resources USC has to offer and are here to help answer any questions you may have. Financial aid counselors are available by phone, e-mail, or in person. For more information, please visit financialaid.usc.edu/contactfao.

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