USC administers more than a dozen prestigious scholarship programs, ranging in value from a few thousand dollars up to full tuition. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. They are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, service, and talent.

  • For more information about the various scholarship programs available, click here.


When coordinating scholarships, our office makes every attempt to preserve any university need-based grant you may have been awarded. In most cases, a new merit scholarship received after your initial Financial Aid Summary will reduce the amounts of Federal Work-Study and federal loans. The total financial aid may also increase, allowing your Stafford loan to assist with the family contribution. In some cases, however, the amount of university need-based grant will be reduced.


If you receive an award from your academic department, we will revise your Financial Aid Summary and notify you via e-mail.


Athletic scholarships are awarded based on recommendations from the Athletics Department. For more information about athletic scholarships, please visit our Athletic Awards page.

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