USC Academic Achievement Award (AAA) application is now live!

The USC Academic Achievement Award (AAA) application is now live.  Undergraduate students with the below achievements should apply:

(i) have earned at least 32.0 units, including AP and transfer work

(ii) have earned a USC GPA of at least 3.750 on the completion of at least 12.0 USC units

(iii) are pursuing multiple programs (major and minor, double major, or double degree).

The Academic Achievement Award allows Fall or Spring enrollment in up to 20 units (or 21 units in exceptional cases) at the standard tuition rate for 18 units.

The Academic Achievement Award requires completing a brief online form to establish eligibility for each semester it is to be used. Applications are available now and due by Friday, August 15, 2014.  Complete details are available here

USC Provost Offers Summer Program Scholarship Opportunity for Military Students


Dornsife Scholars Program- Applications due April 1st!


Summer Internships in DC – March 18 Deadline

DC Internships

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. Programs in Washington, DC
June 7 – August 1, 2014
Final Deadline: March 18
**Generous Scholarship Funding Still Available**

Do you have plans yet for this summer?
Make an impact by living and working for two months in Washington, DC!

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC:

Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments
Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University

Apply today – there are still generous scholarships to be granted:

Over $1 million awarded each year
More than 70% of students receive funding
Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience in the office and classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation by interning in public policy, international affairs, journalism or another top field. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 6 transferable credits from George Mason University.

Unlike other programs, we guarantee you an internship. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself working on one of these exciting projects:

Develop a strategic marketing plan for a business group lobbying a bill on Capitol Hill.
Attend a Congressional briefing and write a detailed online report.
Help run programs for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
Cover a press conference at the National Press Club or Senate Press Gallery.
Research data for a report on cyber terrorism threats and other national security priorities.
Organize job development activities for DC high school students.
Plan and develop a social media campaign for human trafficking awareness.
Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for new comprehensive energy policies.
Make media pitch calls for a best-selling author.
Book guests for a radio talk show or news broadcast.
Plan a conference featuring experts from prestigious think tanks.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 18. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit

Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384

"The connections I made this summer will prove invaluable for my career going forward."

Pat DiFrancesco, Allegheny College
Intern, North American Association for Environmental Education


Politics, Public Policy & Economics

International Affairs & Economics

Journalism, Communications & Public Relations

Corporate Business & Government Affairs

Nonprofit Sector & Community Service

"My internship was completely aligned with my career goals, and the courses were some of the best I’ve taken."

Natalie Tomlin, University of Maryland
Intern, WTOP Radio

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Information Session: Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom

An information session on prestigious scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 12-1 PM, Leavey Library Auditorium.  We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories.

Whether you’re in the early stages of researching post-baccalaureate programs or in the process of developing your application, we encourage you to take advantage of this one time spring semester opportunity!  *Scholarships Covered: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.


Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship and Scholarship – Applications Due 3/14

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

  • Fellowship for Phi Kappa Phi members entering their first year of graduate or professional study
  • In addition to a local USC Phi Kappa Phi chapter award, we select one candidate to compete at the national level, which gives some fellowships in larger amounts ($5,000 to $15,000).
  • Call for applications is attached. The announcement directs prospective applicants to a website to download application materials (
  • USC chapter deadline: March 14, 2014

Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Scholarship to support research or creative projects during summer 2014
  • Awards of up to $1,000
  • Open to any student who is a sophomore or junior at USC during spring 2014 with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA (students graduating in summer 2014 are ineligible)
  • Announcement and application are attached
  • Deadline: March 14, 2014

As mentioned above, the Fellowship is open to Phi Kappa Phi members only (though this is not a requirement for the undergraduate scholarship). Prospective Phi Kappa Phi student members are identified on the following basis. Students are invited to membership if they are seniors with at least 96 units and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.85 or juniors with 80 units and a cumulative GPA of 3.9.


Africa Student Fund Application Now Live – Applications Due February 22

The USC Africa Student Fund is an endowment to support undergraduate student travel to African countries for study, research, service-based learning and internships.

Since its inception in 2010, the USC Africa Student Fund has supported students representing various USC Schools in their travel to countries such as Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

The online application is now available until February 22, 2014.  Students should apply no more than 10 months prior to their departure date, and preferably within six months of leaving. One student recipient will be selected during each application period. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

The application process includes submission of an online application, two-page personal statement, and faculty recommendation letter.

Within one month of their return to the United States, student award recipients will submit a five-page reflective essay detailing the value of their experience in Africa.

For more information and to apply, please have your students visit: