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 award will reduce the amounts of Federal Work-Study and federal loans. The total financial aid award 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 Statement of Financial Aid Eligibility 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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