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
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.
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.
Tailored resources providing general support for students and alumni interested in or already preparing fellowship application(s). Specific requirements and criteria vary by award.
Interested in applying?
If you are ready to pursue awards and fellowships, we recommend completing the following steps:
Download our Fellowship Exploration Guide for guided reflection on best-fit fellowship themes based on your interests and goals. Download
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
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
Familiarize yourself with the award details, eligibility requirements, and application process for any awards or fellowships of interest.
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.