USC welcomes a community of Rose Hillsí Ph.D. Fellows who represent promising research scholars in STEM fields.  These fellows have demonstrated potential to make significant contributions in their fields.

Rose Hills Fellowship Program

USC offers incoming Ph.D. fellowships in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to outstanding Southern California residents through a generous grant from the Rose Hills Foundation.

The Rose Hills Foundation ( began its formal grant program in 1996 and continues to support qualified organizations benefitting the people of Southern California. In 2010, the Foundation made more than 250 grants totaling over $20 million. Since inception in 1996, the Rose Hills Foundation has committed over $230 million to non-profit organizations in Southern California.

Only nominations forwarded from USC departments are considered.

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