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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. You may reapply for scholarship awards, but scholarships are not guaranteed to be renewed. 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 (not Undecided or Undeclared) 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 deadline has passed. Please visit this website in January 2016 for the 2016-17 USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application.


    $1,000 to $5,000 per award


    Varies. USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships are a collection of many scholarships available through USC Dornsife. You may receive only one scholarship award per year. The USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application is a single application used to apply for consideration for all awards for which you are eligible.


    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 2016-2017 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.