Dornsife Scholarships for Language Study

Harry A. Miller Endowed Scholarship

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

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Middle income
  • Major or minor in a foreign language

Redington Family Scholarship

Established to provide assistance for undergraduate students with strong interest in the study of foreign languages.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to students majoring and/or minoring in multiple foreign languages

Katherine P. McCutchen French Scholarship

      • GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Dornsife major in French
      • Financial need

    Additional essay prompt: Please discuss how your experience as a French major has inspired you, personally and intellectually, and describe how your work in French and Francophone studies will contribute to your future goals. If you have plans to study or work abroad, please elaborate.

Therese C. Mathey Scholarship in German
Supports talented stuents in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences who are majoring in GermanGPA 3.0 or higher

      • GPA 3.0 or higher
      • Major in German

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 experience as a Comparative Literature major has inspired you, personally and intellectually.

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Dornsife Scholarships for Humanities

Bitzer Family Scholarship
Established by the Bitzer family to support promising undergraduate students in the humanities.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Major in the humanities

Wilhelmina Grace Van Hunnick Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding students pursuing studies in the humanities who demonstrate financial need.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Major in the humanities
  • Financial need

Elizabeth Toye Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Mrs. Williams’ family. Benefits transfer students in the humanities. Awarded to a student who demonstrates the ability or desire to further the interests of women

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer student
  • Major in the humanities

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Dornsife Scholarships for Study Abroad

Fisher Fellowship
Active Fellows can earn up to $10K toward undergraduate co-curricular opportunities like study abroad trips, Maymesters, select alternate winter/summer breaks, participation in SURF and SOAR programs, etc.

– Declared major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (must maintain a declared Dornsife major for the entire tenure as a Fisher Fellow).
– 3.0 cumulative GPA or better (student must maintain a 3.0+ GPA to stay in the program.
– First-generation student (your parent(s) did not complete a 4-year college degree).
– Demonstrated financial need.
– First-year student, Sophomore, or Junior.

Outside Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

Full scholarships for American undergraduate and graduate students to participate in CLS-sponsored overseas summer study programs in languages that are critical to U.S. interests. Funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are available for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Scholarship for fall, spring, summer or academic year study abroad and internship programs for Pell Grant eligible undergraduate students. Students may apply for the supplemental Critical Need Language Award to support the study of a critical-need language while abroad in a country where that language is predominantly spoken. U.S. citizenship required.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for an academic year for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs outside of the United States.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 2,200 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries. From its inception, the Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work towards mutual understanding.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships grant for advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia.

United States-Japan Bridging Foundation

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for Bridging Scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US.

Scholarship for Graduate Students

Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship

Provides stipends of up to $5,000 to awarded students, depending on the proposed course of study. The purpose of the award is to advance understanding of Japan and/or US-Japan relations.

  • Full-time USC graduate student from any discipline of study
  • Domestic or international student
  • Must be engaged in the research and study involving Japan or U.S.-Japan relations