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Scholarship Policy

Renewal Policy

The scholarship policy is a written contract which serves as a guide to understanding how your scholarship works. Students receive a copy of the policy when the scholarship is awarded. Please read the policy thoroughly to understand how you may be affected by the terms of your scholarship.

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download Trustee, Stamps, Mork Family & Presidential Scholarship Policy 2014-2015

In order to renew your scholarship each year, the following criteria must be met:

1. You must maintain your USC Academic Standing

The university expects you to maintain a high level of academic success during your university career. If you are academically disqualified by the USC office of Academic Records and Registrar and the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP), you will automatically lose your scholarship. Readmission to USC will not restore your scholarship.

2. You must make normal academic progress toward your
undergraduate degree during the academic year (not including
summer).


If you complete fewer than 32 units in one academic year (=Fall+Spring semesters), your academic record will be reviewed to determine if you are making satisfactory progress toward your degree*. (You should be able to
graduate within 8 semesters, or 10 semesters in the five-year
Bachelor of Architecture program.) Your course of study, Advanced
Placement units, and work at other colleges will be taken into
consideration. If satisfactory progress is not made, you will be placed
on scholarship probation for a maximum of 2 semesters, during which
you must complete 16 units per semester or your scholarship may be
revoked. You are allowed only one probationary period for GPA
or unit requirements.

In order to activate your scholarship for the Fall or Spring semesters, you must enroll in at least 12 units for credit. Failure to maintain a 12 unit for-credit enrollment will result in a bill for full tuition.

*Exceptional Funding: Even in cases of satisfactory academic progress, you will be ineligible for Exceptional Funding if you complete fewer than 32 units in an academic year.

3. You must uphold USC's conduct and academic integrity standards

If the Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards Office finds
you are responsible for a serious academic or non-academic conduct
violation, resulting in your suspension or expulsion from the
University, your merit scholarship award will be revoked.

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Students on Probation

We strongly encourage you to arrange a time to meet with a scholarship advisor to discuss your academic progress and specific scholarship issues. We want to help you do your best academically and to help you identify strategies for improving your academic standing. There are many resources on campus to help support your academic work and to help with any other issues that may keep you from performing to your fullest potential.

To schedule an appointment, please call (213)740-9116 or email your availability to aifstaff@usc.edu.

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Campus Resources

  • Center for Academic Support: offers learning assistance and tutoring in various subjects.
  • Writing Center: provides one-on-one conferences and workshops to help students improve their critical thinking and writing skills
  • Office of International Services: through a broad range of services assists international students with their educational, professional and personal objectives.
  • Engemann Student Health Center: provides medical, counseling and wellness services to students.
  • Center for Women and Men: offers confidential crisis intervention, resources for students dealing with any kind of gender-based harm or abuse, or with issues related to sexual identity.

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Office of Academic and International Fellowships
GFS 227
(213) 740-9116