The following scholarships do not use the general online USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship application. Each has its own unique application process, selection criteria, and application deadline. Please click a link or scroll down to read more about these scholarships.
Established to honor the life of Joseph Patrick Allen, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid and Vice Provost for Enrollment. Funds shall be used for tuition only, and shall not be allocated for room and board, research expenses, or supplies.
The 2014-15 Trojan League of Los Angeles Joseph Patrick Allen Endowed Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Trojan League of Los Angeles Joseph Patrick Allen Endowed Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
The Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Scholarships in USC Dornsife reward students each year who follow in Dean Joan's footsteps of scholarship, leadership and service. "It is the ultimate honor to have a living legacy named in one's lifetime," she has said.
Merit and travel awards are available.
The 2014-15 Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
The Skull and Dagger Society was founded in 1913 and is the oldest honor society at USC. Its members have been selected because of their service, dedication and performance on behalf of the University. The two scholarships are named in memory of Dr. Kenneth Owler Smith, a professor of Journalism who served as an officer of the Society from 1983 to 1983, and Dr. Harrison M. Kurtz, a professor of Biological Sciences, who served as an officer of the Society from 1989 to 2001. Both men were devoted to the students of the University of Southern California.
Skull and Dagger Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students (graduate or undergraduate) who have demonstrated significant campus and/or community leadership. While there is no minimum GPA required to apply, academic excellence is expected.
The 2014-15 Skull and Dagger Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Skull and Dagger Scholarship application will be available in February 2015.
Established in 1987, this scholarship honors Professor Emeritus J. Wesley Robb and his lifelong service to the University of Southern California. The award was established by adminstrators, faculty, and former students of Professor Robb. Over 9,000 students took his "Human Values" course or one of his seminars in medical ethics, philosophy of religion, or contemporary ethical issues. Students are chosen for their demonstration of significant moral leadership in the campus community, evidence of a commitment to human values, and a deep concern for others.
Recipients of the 2015-16 J. Wesley Robb Scholarship must be seniors majoring in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences during the 2015-2016 academic year who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
The 2014-15 J. Wesley Robb Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 J. Wesley Robb Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
Established in 2013 by HSBC Bank, this award provides educational funding, financial literacy training, and business information and experience to low- to moderate-income students pursuing a full-time education in STEM or business-related fields.
Recipients of the 2015-16 award must be full-time junior or senior (third-year or fourth-year) students enrolled in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC in the 2015-2016 academic year
Must have a declared major in a science, mathematics, or economics field (a list of eligible majors appears on the application)
Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative USC GPA and demonstrated financial need
Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
Scholarship funds may be used for all eligible educational expenses, including tuition, room and board, and meal plans, but may NOT be used for overseas study or summer expenses
Students graduating in December 2015 are NOT eligible to apply for the 2015-16 award.
The 2014-15 HSBC Scholars Award recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 HSBC Scholars Award application will be available in January 2015.
Established in memory of Heather Anne Barnes, a student who graduated from USC in 2005. Heather was devoted to helping children, especially autistic children.
The 2014-15 Heather Anne Barnes Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Heather Anne Barnes Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
Established in 2005 by Creative Writing alumnus Beau Boudreaux (1994). Given to one graduating senior poet.
The 2014 Beau J. Boudreaux Scholarship recipient has been selected. The 2015 Beau J. Boudreaux Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
Established by Mark's sister Elizabeth to reward outstanding achievement in poetry.
The 2014-15 Mark Greenberg Fellowship recipient has been selected. The 2015-16 Mark Greenberg Fellowship application will be available in January 2015.
Established in memory of Gene, Etta, Candace, and Jamie Silverman who died in a plane accident on July 17, 1996. Candace attended USC for four years and majored in Creative Writing.
The 2014 Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award recipients have been selected. The 2015 Gene and Etta Silverman Family Award application will be available in January 2015.
Roberta Persinger Foulke Endowment Fellowship
Established by USC Alumna Roberta Persinger Foulke (BA/MA History 1936). Provides assistance for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of women in the field of history or historical studies.
Two award categories exist:
The 2014-15 Roberta Persinger Foulke Merit Scholarship and Research/Travel Grant recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Roberta Persinger Foulke applications will be available in January 2015.
Established in honor of Professor Alison Dundes Renteln, this award will provide assistance for promising students majoring in Political Science.
The 2014-15 Lesher Family Scholarship application deadline has passed. The 2015-16 Lesher Family Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
Brian Phillip Rakusin Neuroscience Scholarship Award
Established in memory of Brian Phillip Rakusin, USC’s first Neuroscience major. Successful candidates must demonstrate outstanding achievements and aspirations in the field of Neuroscience.
Award honorees will be selected by the Executive Committee of the undergraduate Neuroscience major program.
The application for the 2015-16 Brian Phillip Rakusin Scholarship will be emailed to all Neuroscience majors in Spring 2015. For questions about the application, please contact Gloria Wan at email@example.com or (213) 740-6091.
Established for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of African-Americans in the field of foreign or overseas studies.
Contact the Office of Overseas Studies at (213) 740-3636 for application information.
Believing that overseas experiences have tremendous impact on personal and intellectual growth, Stanley and Ilene Gold established this scholarship for outstanding USC Dornsife Trustee, Mork, and Stamps Scholars seeking to study abroad.
The 2014-15 Gold Family Scholarship recipients have been selected. The 2015-16 Gold Family Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.
This select group includes sophomores who are considering an academic career and will likely pursue graduate studies in a liberal arts field (humanities or natural sciences, excluding biology). USC is one of a select group of colleges and universities involved with this program with the Mellon Foundation.
For more information contact:
Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Office of Academic and International Fellowships
University of Southern California
3601 Watt Way, Suite 227
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1695
Tel: (213) 740-9116
Fax: (213) 740-9757