Apply for Scholarship Funding

USC offers a number of student fellowships, internships, and scholarships.

The Career Center provides the following opportunities:

Additional campus resources include:

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 a competitive application process. All internships must be a minimum of six weeks during the summer. A summer award of $2,000 will be given to selected students.
The USC Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for USC undergraduates to live and intern in Asia for ten 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 as Shanghai and Taipei.  This summer internship program is a great opportunity for students to develop international work experience in Asia.

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. A summer award of $1,500 will be given to selected students.

Professional Development Dollars

The USC Career Center provides the opportunity to financially support your student organization’s on-campus career-related events through our Professional Development Dollars funding. We partner and consult with your student organization to enhance career development through partnerships and innovative technology in preparation for global career aspirations.

USC 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

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’s 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 we are here to help answer any questions you may have. Financial aid advisors are available by phone, email, or in person. For more information, please visit the USC Financial Aid Office.

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