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.
Upcoming Deadlines & Events
Summer Exceptional Funding – Round 2 Deadline
Fall 2023 Academic Achievement Award -Round 1 Deadline
Fall 2023 Academic Achievement Award -Final Deadline
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 2022
for the 2022-2023 grant year
USC Scholar Distinction
recipients in 2022
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 better explain key points on my resume
I heard about Fulbright through seniors in Delta Phi Epsilon, USC’s first and only international relation’s society, my freshman year. ...I felt that the binational business [grant] would be a great opportunity to explore the fields I had been studying the past couple years. I discussed my application with [my professor] and looked at templates from the AHF office of previous USC student applicants. When it came to the [campus] faculty committee, their feedback helped me better explain key points on my resume. While I knew everything I had done in the past four years, I needed to do a better job of explaining that on paper to a committee that had no idea who I was or what I had accomplished.
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.