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A variety of funding opportunities are available to support our graduate students. Please see the following links for more information on how to fund your graduate studies. You will find that there a number of funding opportunities at USC and outside the university to help you fund your studies.

For more USC Dornsife Funding Opportunities click here.

FORD Foundation Diversity Fellowships: The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. In addition to U.S. citiznes, green card holders (U.S. residents) and DACA-enrolled individuals can apply for this funding! Please check the Ford Foundation website for updates, deadlines and eligibility. 


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The foundation aims to support  and assist young New Americans at critical points in their educations by supplying funds for unmet need. They also wish to call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country. Please check the Soros website for more information!