The USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application is a single application used to apply for a range of scholarships offered to continuing undergraduate students with a major in USC Dornsife. 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 on the application will not be accepted.
To apply for a USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship, you must:
To complete the USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application, you must submit:
Please adhere to the character limit and check your personal statement before you submit the application. The application will cut off your essay at 3000 characters (including spaces and paragraph breaks). Last year, we found that the end of some personal statements were cut off. We discovered that our essay writing tool counts the second space after each period as 6 characters, and blank paragraph breaks as 14 characters, and we are unable to fix this issue. If you write your personal statement in another computer program (e.g. Microsoft Word) and paste it into the personal statement box on the application, be sure the original essay is single-spaced and include only one space after each period. You may also want to consider limiting your essay content to around 2800 characters to ensure that your entire personal statement is included. The "HTML Character Count" at the bottom of the text box will turn red if you exceed the 3000 character limit.
The following items are optional parts of the USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship online application:
If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, you must write the essay for that scholarship in addition to the standard personal statement. You will be able to select the scholarship name and write an additional essay addressing the prompt in the "Additional Essay" box below the selected scholarships. The additional essay prompts are listed under the criteria for each scholarship on the Scholarship Descriptions page. Please be sure to adhere to the character limit and check your additional essay before you submit the application (as noted in regards to the personal statement above) as the application will cut off your essay at 3000 characters.
To apply for another scholarship that requires an additional essay, click on the "+" sign below your last essay. You will be able to select a second scholarship name and write a second additional essay.
Please note: even if you write one or more additional essays (the optional essay and/or the essay for a specific scholarship with a special prompt), you must still submit the standard personal statement as detailed above.
Wednesday, February 19: Deadline to submit to USC Dornsife Admission the name and contact information of the faculty member who will be completing the Online Recommendation Document for you. Click here for more details on the process of obtaining a faculty recommendation.
Friday, March 14, 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time: Deadline to submit the USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship online application. We must also receive an Online Recommendation Document (or a letter of recommendation) from your faculty member by this date. This is a strict deadline. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed.
A handful of scholarships for continuing undergraduate students do not utilize the USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship online application. These scholarships each have their own unique scholarship criteria, applications, and application deadlines. Click here for more information on these additional scholarship opportunities for continuing undergraduate USC Dornsife students.
If you have any questions, please contact USC Dornsife Admission at (213) 740-5930 or email@example.com.