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USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarship Awards

USC Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships are a collection of many privately-funded scholarships administered and distributed by USC Dornsife. Individual scholarships may have different requirements, including varying minimum GPA, financial need, specific majors, or geographic restrictions. Most scholarships, however, are quite general, and you will be considered for all for which you qualify.

A few Continuing Student Scholarships have applications which are processed separately from our common CSS electronic application.  Links to these applications are available on the "Other Scholarship Descriptions" page.

Apply for the following scholarships using the standard application process. Remember, all applicants must address the standard personal statement prompt.

 

 

 

Patricia A. Baerthlein Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established to support students who have successfully completed two years toward their majors and have demonstrated financial need.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need

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Jason Baringer Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Jason Baringer, a student who suffered from muscular dystrophy and attended USC until January 2001. The scholarship provides financial support to USC Dornsife students with physical disabilities.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Has the determination and passion to succeed despite numerous challenges

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your physical disability or challenges have influenced your academic and career goals.

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Willard and Betty Beling Student Scholars Award

Established by the Borchard Foundation in recognition of the outstanding service of Dr. Willard Beling and his wife Betty Beling to both the University of Southern California and the Borchard Foundation.  The scholarship is awarded to students studying International Relations with a focus on Middle East studies.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • International Relations or Middle East Studies major

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Leslie and Erica Berger International Relations/Social and Cultural Innovation Scholarship

Established for undergraduate International Relations majors who demonstrate a commitment to social and/or cultural innovation and problem-solving outside their coursework.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • International Relations, International Relations Global Business, or International Relations and the Global Economy major
  • Preference given to students participating in internships with non-profit organizations, cross-disciplinary research, service, and/or extracurricular activities with a particular focus on the arts, technology, and media. All activities should address and seek solutions for global challenges that have an impact on people across the world.

Additional essay prompt:

The scholarship donor believes in the value of activities outside the classroom (including, but not limited to, internships, research, and service activities) that seek solutions to global challenges of all sorts. With this in mind, please discuss how your activities outside the classroom demonstrate your commitment to social and/or cultural innovation and problem-solving and show how your Berger Scholarship opportunity will further develop this commitment.

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Biological Sciences and French Scholarship Fund

Established to support two undergraduate students annually, one majoring in Biological Sciences and one majoring in French.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Financial need

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J. Jayne Bissell Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1946.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher

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Arnold W. Bramlett Scholarship Fund

Established in 1986, this scholarship benefits middle-income students in USC Dornsife. 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need

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Cole Family Scholarship

Established for USC Dornsife students who demonstrate financial need.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need

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James A. and Janie K. Crawford Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by James and Janie Crawford for USC Dornsife students who demonstrate financial need, extracurricular involvement, and involvement in community service. 

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular involvment
  • Community service

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George F. Davis Endowed Scholarship in Comparative Literature

Established by George F. Davis, a USC alumnus, to provide annual merit-based scholarships to students majoring in Comparative Literature whose area of study is French or Russian literature.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Comparative Literature major studying French or Russian literature

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience as a Comparative Literature major has influenced your academic and career goals.

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Albert Fisher Scholarships in Science

Created in 1987 by Albert Fisher in support of excellent undergraduate science majors who demonstrate financial need.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Science major
  • Strong academic performance
  • Financial need

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Roberta Persinger Foulke Merit Award

Established by USC alumna Roberta Persinger Foulke (BA/MA History, 1936) to provide assistance for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of women in the field of history or historical studies.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Major or minor in a History department course of study
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Please note: If you are looking for the application for the Foulke Travel Grant, click here. The Foulke Travel Grant requires a separate application.

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience majoring or minoring in a History department course of study has influenced your academic and career goals.

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Frank Martin Gleberman Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established to honor Mr. Frank Martin Gleberman, a distinguished USC alumnus whose dedication to family, friends, and the community continues to impact and inspire individual lives.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Proven commitment to the betterment of the community

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Steven Grings and Carol Grings Memorial Fund

Established in 2005 by Professor Emeritus Dr. William Grings and his wife, Hilda Grings, in memory of their children Steven and Carol.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Graduated from an LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) high school

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Margaret P. and Paul T. Haltom, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established for USC Dornsife students who demonstrate financial need, extracurricular involvement, and involvement in community service.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Community service

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Jessie Ingram Endowed Scholarship

Established with a bequest from the late Mrs. Ingram to assist worthy undergraduates pursuing an education in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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Harry and Helen Kalpakian Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1988 by members of the Kalpakian family as a memorial to their parents, Harry and Helen Kalpakian, this scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in liberal arts education.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Sophomore standing or higher
  • Given to students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences
  • Renewable, provided students reapplying each year wish to be considered, and subject to the student's demonstration of superior academic performance

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience demonstrates your ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

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Charlie Keyan Scholarship Fund

Established by Charlie Keyan in December 2004 to support students who demonstrate the ability of desire to further the interests of Armenian decent in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Given to students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in the fields of humanities, natural or social sciences

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience demonstrates your ability or desire to further the interests of individuals of Armenian descent in the fields of humanities, natural or social sciences.

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Philip P. Kirst and Colleen Kirst Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established by Philip P. and Colleen Kirst for outstanding USC Dornsife students.  Academic excellence, campus involvement, and a proven commitment to the betterment of the community will be considered, as well as economic need.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Campus involvement
  • Community service

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Tommy and Bethany Knapp Scholarship

Established by Tommy and Bethany Knapp to provide scholarships to undergraduate USC Dornsife students.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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Lenore B. Kreiger Endowed Scholarship Fund for Math     

First awarded in 1992, the Lenore Kreiger Scholarship provides support to students majoring in Mathematics.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Mathematics major

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Lenore B. Kreiger Endowed Scholarship Fund for Science

First awarded in 1992, the Lenore Kreiger Scholarship provides support to students majoring in the natural sciences.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Major in the natural sciences

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Garold Alfred Leach Memorial Scholarship

Established from the Betty Leach estate.  Awarded to students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of women.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Completion of two years of undergraduate study in USC Dornsife

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Burton Lewis Endowed Scholarship

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Community service
  • Extracurricular involvement

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Mak-Lichtman Scholarship

Established in memory of Thomas Sr. and Mamie Barrack to provide funding for USC Dornsife undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need

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Dr. Merten J. Mandeville Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. Merten J. Mandeville for worthy undergraduate students majoring in Economics.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Economics major

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Royal Marks Endowed Scholarship

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Resident of Phoenix or Tucson
  • Preference given to students receiving alumni scholarships from the USC Valley of the Sun Alumni Club

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George H. Mayr Foundation Scholarship

The Mayr Foundation assists deserving California students pursuing an education at one of California's private colleges or universities.

  • GPA 3.2 or higher

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Mayr-Leahy Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007 to provide support to undergraduate students in USC Dornsife who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Community service
  • Extracurricular involvement

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Raymond and Betty McCarron Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1992, this scholarship is awarded to financially disadvantaged Los Angeles students enrolled in USC Dornsife.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Resident of Los Angeles
  • Financial need
  • Community service
  • Extracurricular involvement

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Charles and Jean McCormick Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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Beryl J. McManus Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Community service
  • Extracurricular involvement

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Sylas and Rose Marx Meyer Scholarship

Recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to community involvement.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Commitment to community service

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Richard M. and Patricia J. Miailovich Scholarship

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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Harry A. Miller Endowed Scholarship

Established to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate middle-income students majoring in foreign languages.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Middle income
  • Major in a foreign language

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Brian Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established to honor the life of Brian Mitchell, a distinguished USC alumnus whose dedication to family, friends and the community continues to impact and inspire individual lives.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Double major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Marshall School of Business -OR- USC Dornsife major with a minor in the Marshall School of Business
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Proven commitment to the betterment of the community

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Jerome A. Paver Memorial Scholarship

Established to support undergraduate students studying Economics.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Economics major

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Pellerin Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships to support middle income students.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Middle income

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Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Endowed Scholarships

Established in 1992 by the trustees of the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation, these scholarships provide access to quality education to outstanding middle-income students.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Middle income

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Smith Family Scholarship

Established with a generous gift from Elaine and Graham Smith.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Proven commitment to the betterment of the community

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Reba L., Harry W., and George H. Stahl Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999 by the Stahl Memorial Trust, this scholarship benefits students studying Biochemistry.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Biochemistry or Chemical Biology major
  • Financial need

Additional essay prompt:

Please describe your background, academic goals, research experience, career objectives, and future plans in the area of biochemistry, chemical biology, or biological chemistry.

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Garrett and Anne Van Hunnick Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding students pursuing studies in the humanities who demonstrate financial need.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Major in the humanities
  • Financial need

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Carrie D. and C.J. Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in the early 1900's by Carrie D. and C.J. Walker, this scholarship benefits USC Dornsife students studying religion.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Religion major

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience in the School of Religion has influenced your academic and career goals.

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Holly Wyatt Walter Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1989 and family, friends and associates of the late Holly Wyatt Walter, this scholarship supports outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to public service and need financial assistance.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Community service
  • Extracurricular involvement

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Byron P. Weintz and Mary Jane Weintz Scholarship Endowment

Awarded to promising students with leadership potential and middle-income families.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Middle income
  • Leadership potential

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Mildred Wellborn Endowed Scholarship

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • History majors and/or students interested in education
  • Financial need

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Elizabeth Toye Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Mrs. Williams' family. Benefits transfer students in the humanities.

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Transfer student
  • Major in the humanities
  • Awarded to a student who demonstrates the ability or desire to further the interests of women

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Anita Brown Wilson Scholarship for Environmental Studies

Established in 1994 by Anita Brown Wilson for outstanding students in the Environmental Studies program.

  • GPA of 3.25 or higher (both USC cumulative GPA and major GPA)
  • Environmental Studies major or Environmental Studies and Health major
  • Completion of or acceptance into at least one of the following courses: ENST 320a, ENST 320a in the field, ENST 480, or ENST 485

Additional essay prompt:

Please discuss how your undergraduate experience in Environmental Studies has influenced your academic and career goals, and how you plan to utilize the scholarship funds if selected for this award.

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