Welcome to Academic Honors & Fellowships!
We are committed to educating the USC community about university awards and honors, and nationally competitive fellowships, as well as mentoring students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities. We also advise the Trojan Scholar Society (TSS) to promote a vibrant scholarship community.
USC recognizes the outstanding abilities of its undergraduate students and has created various opportunities to financially support students in their pursuit of interdisciplinary study, global exchange, and civic engagement.
AHF supports applicants for select competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Outstanding undergraduates, recent alumni, and graduate students may qualify for fellowships funding research, study, and internship in the U.S. and abroad.
of external academic honors and fellowships in 2023
for the 2022-2023 grant year
USC Scholar Distinction
recipients in 2023
Faculty and Staff
Alumni & Graduate Students
Gave me valuable experience and perspective on my passions and interests
Fellowships have been an amazing opportunity to apply my education and passion for service. The AHF office has guided and motivated me throughout the fellowship application process. They have helped me since I was a freshman to understand the opportunities and process of applying. Because of their support, I have had the privilege of being a Shaeffer Fellow, Center for the Study of the President and Congress Fellow, and a Fulbright ETA fellow in Vietnam. Each of these fellowships gave me valuable experience and perspective on my passions and interests. I was able to learn important skills and focus on my vision for service. These experiences and opportunities paved the path for me to become a Fulbrighter.
...helped me learn new things about myself and my path toward public service through their thoughtful guidance.
At the start of my Truman Scholarship application process, I was completely unfamiliar with and intimidated by this world of prestigious graduate fellowships. Frankly, I didn’t think I had a chance of winning. The incredible staff at AHF offered vital support at every turn, from mock interviews with faculty to constructive criticism of my essays. They not only made the process far less stressful, but they also helped me learn new things about myself and my path toward public service through their thoughtful guidance.
Helped me learn more about who I am and who I want to be
The AHF [staff] and review committees helped me learn more about who I was and who I wanted to be. They gave me the honest feedback I needed. They poked holes in my ideas, my goals, and my beliefs, testing me and prompting me to think more about the things I value. Those moments of self-discovery, I believe, are priceless.
Challenged me to dig deep to better understand my own values, motives & goals
AHF introduced me to opportunities that I didn't know existed. They made my world bigger. They challenged me to dig deep to better understand my own values, motives, and goals. My fellowships abroad have fundamentally shaped by life path and trajectory moving forward.