Welcome to the exciting world of fellowships! Here we provide information on:

  • the role of USC Academic Honors and Fellowships
  • the types of awards offered to USC undergraduate students and recent alumni
  • suggested activities and engagement based on your year to help prepare you for fellowship applications
  • tips for finding the right opportunities

Academic Honors and Fellowships Explained

USC Academic Honors and Fellowships is located in Academic Programs within the Office of Provost. The following information introduces the role of AHF and how we define honors, awards, and fellowships.

Advising Resources

USC awards and external fellowships require significant time, energy, and support. In addition to individual advising appointments, our office encourages prospective applicants to familiarize themselves with the following resources to prepare for fellowship applications.

Year by Year Timeline

A suggested timeline for undergraduate and post-graduate years with recommended steps to prepare and grow a portfolio of experience and reflect on right-fit opportunities.

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Fellowship Fridays

Informal drop-in advising during fall and spring semesters for general Q&A about awards and fellowships for students new to our resources or current applicants with upcoming deadlines.

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Applicant Resources

Tailored resources providing general support for students and alumni interested in or already preparing fellowship application(s). Specific requirements and criteria vary by award.

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Interested in applying?

If you are ready to pursue awards and fellowships, we recommend completing the following steps:

  • Explore

    Download our Fellowship Exploration Guide for guided reflection on best-fit fellowship themes based on your interests and goals. Download

  • Plan

    See the Year By Year timeline for suggested activities and considerations for your first, second, third, and fourth year as well as post-graduate. Graduate students interested in fellowships should visit the USC Graduate School. Go to Year-by-Year timeline

  • Discover

    Browse fellowship opportunities based on specific area of interest or study as well as USC-specific awards. Utilize the Awards and Fellowships Database for an expanded list of over 200 opportunities. Explore fellowship opportunities

  • Eligibility

    Familiarize yourself with the award details, eligibility requirements, and application process for any awards or fellowships of interest.

  • Learn more

    After exploring our online materials and/or attending a Fellowship Friday event, visit the Schedule an Appointment page for additional resources and to request a meeting with an advisor.

Schedule an Appointment

The goal of an advising appointment with AHF staff is to help students identify fellowship opportunities that best align with their academic, leadership, professional interests and past experiences. Appointments are typically one-on-one sessions between 30 – 60 minutes.