Undergraduate Financial Resources

University and Dornsife Scholarships: USC administers more than a dozen prestigious scholarship programs ranging up to full tuition waivers.

SIR Alumni Fund: An annual scholarship competition for IR majors who have been offered an unpaid summer internship.  Scholarships from this Fund cover airfare and a living stipend. In summer 2012, the program's inaugural year, IR students worked for the American Chamber in Mexico City, the US Department of State's Office of European Union and Regional Affairs Bureau in Washington DC, and at the Stimson Center in Washington DC on the Future of Peace Operations program.

Michael Sullivan Award: The Sullivan Award helps recent SIR graduates who, saddled with undergraduate tuition debt, would not be able to attend graduate or professional school.

The Ross & Majorie Berkes Scholarship Award: These are awarded to IR majors who compete to attend one of the foreign affairs annual conferences hosted by the United States Military Academy in West Point (SCUSA), the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs (AFAA), the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis (NAFAC), and in 2012, the Wheatley International Affairs Conference at Brigham Young University (WIAC).

Bender Award: The Bender award sends one student per year to Africa in the summer.

Robert Friedheim Award: supports the publication of the Southern California International Review, produced, edited and published each semester by IR majors in partnership with the International Relations Undergraduate Association and in recent semesters has included 5-6 articles and/or policy analyses.      

Stay Connected to SIR

The best way to learn more about these and other opportunities is to stay connected Here's how"

  • Ask your advisor about our listerv (scholarship announcements of all kinds are announced there).
  • Like SIR on Facebook.
  • Talk to Ashley Bonnano about current internship opportunities.
  • Talk to Professor Nina Rathbun about fellowship applications and planning.
  • Talk to your professors and stay up on USC news.
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