Scholarships are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Sources for scholarships include federal and state governments, the university, your academic department or professional school, community and civic groups, and private industry.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships do not increase the total amount of your need-based financial aid. In most cases, we allow outside scholarships to reduce the amounts of student loans or Federal Work-Study in your financial aid package. We make every attempt to preserve any university need-based grant you may have been awarded. Each situation must be reviewed in light of the availability of funds, state and federal regulations, and the university’s financial aid policies.

If your scholarship agency requires you to submit a proof of enrollment, you can provide a USC Enrollment and Fee Summary. This is located in your MyUSC student profile. Look for this icon to print your enrollment and fee summary. This is an official USC document that you can use when you are asked to provide proof of attendance at USC.

Registration and Fee Summary

USC Scholarships

USC Merit Scholarships
USC administers more than a dozen prestigious scholarship programs, ranging in value from a few thousand dollars up to full tuition. They are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, service, and talent.

Scholarship Universe
Departments can post scholarship opportunities on the Scholarship Management Portal. Some departments may maintain their own scholarship websites. Contact your department for details.

Letters, Arts and Sciences
Cinematic Arts
Dramatic Arts
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Public Policy
Social Work

Awards and Fellowships Database
The Office of the Provost maintains this database of internal and external awards and fellowships.

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

Some departments provide their scholarships in the form of a monthly stipend that is paid directly to the student receiving the award. Stipend payments are made monthly according to the stipend schedule.

Outside Scholarships and Benefits

ROTC Scholarships and GI Benefits

ROTC and Veteran Benefits

USC Office of Veteran Affairs

U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs


Scholarships from Outside Sources

Federal regulations require that we consider all of your resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. If you are a recipient of an outside award not listed in your Financial Aid Summary, please send us a copy of your scholarship award notification so that we can adjust your financial aid package accordingly and notify you of the revision.

Most scholarships will replace some type of financial aid in your aid summary. If you would like to know how your scholarship will affect your financial aid eligibility, please contact our office.


Checks From Outside Agencies

Checks should be made payable to the “University of Southern California” and mailed to:
USC Financial Aid Office
Attention: Aid Coordination
700 Childs Way, JHH 325
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0914