- Be a graduating SIR Senior or recent SIR graduate (applying within 5 years of graduation date)
- Have applied for graduate and/or professional school program(s)
- Be able to demonstrate that his or her “financial status” is such that this fellowship would help remove a final impediment in the applicant’s ability to pursue an advanced degree.
- Have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and service while at USC and/or outside the university setting.
Award consideration will be given only to those applying for and entering first year of graduate/law studies; those already in graduate/law school need not apply.