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Continuing Student Scholarships

USC Dornsife offers a number of scholarships each year for continuing USC undergraduate students. Current USC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with Dornsife majors may apply for these scholarships, which are awarded for the following academic year. Incoming students are not eligible for these scholarships, but may apply for them in subsequent years. These scholarships are one-year awards. These scholarships are not available to students of USC professional schools (e.g. Marshall, Viterbi, Annenberg, etc.). You must have a declared USC Dornsife major to be eligible for an award. Applications from students without a major listed will not be accepted.

The 2015-16 USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application is now available. Please click here to access the application.


    $1,000 to $5,000 per award


    Varies. USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships are a collection of many scholarships available through USC Dornsife.


    Open to any current USC undergraduate student who has a declared USC Dornsife major and has completed at least one full-time semester at USC (12 units or more). At the time of application and during the 2015-2016 academic year, you must have full-time status (registered in a minimum of 12 units per semester) and must maintain a Dornsife major. Undecided and Undeclared majors are not eligible to apply. A minimum cumulative USC GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection criteria include extracurricular involvement, leadership potential, and campus and community involvement.


    Individual awards will vary depending on your financial aid package and/or the number of qualified applicants. Receipt of award monies may alter the allocation of funds within your financial aid package. For example, a student's previously-awarded grant amount may decrease in some situations. Scholarships awarded may only be used to replace University tuition costs and may not be used to cover housing, books, fees, or meal plans.


    We will hold two identical optional information sessions so that you can learn more about the scholarship application process. These sessions will be held on: Tuesday, January 27, 3:00-4:00pm (VKC 203) and Wednesday, February 4, 4:00-5:00pm (THH 114). To RSVP for an information session, please contact USC Dornsife Admission at or (213) 740-5930.