USC Campus Partner Opportunities

USC AHF is glad to highlight other notable USC opportunities for continuing students.  For more information about the following programs be in touch directly with the sponsoring USC department.

Dornsife Scholars Program

Dornsife Scholars are students whose academic achievements underscore the relationship between excellence in the core disciplines of letters, arts, and sciences (either in the humanities, social sciences or sciences) and the aspiration to have a positive impact on the world. Dana and David Dornsife are internationally renowned philanthropists with the highest regard for education. Dornsife Scholars will be expected to demonstrate a comparable commitment to educational excellence and the advances that allow for improving the lives of people and addressing pressing global challenges.

Dornsife Washington D.C. Program

USC’s Dornsife Washington, D.C. program provides students with a unique, semester-long opportunity to study and work in the nation’s capital. The immersive program provides a tailored “D.C. experience.” Students take courses drawn from areas with direct policy relevance such as international relations, the political process, and economics. All courses are taught by USC faculty and practitioners with extensive real world experience and are experts in their respective fields


Maymester courses, taught by Dornsife faculty, take place during the 4 weeks after graduation, and allow students to obtain 4 united of class credit. Though they appear in the spring Schedule of Classes, they are a standalone offering that provides exceptional opportunities for research and experiential learning off campus, throughout the United States and abroad.

Polymathic Academy – Become an Academy Fellow

The Academy is an intellectual space where students and eminent faculty, through conversation, learn to integrate multiple fields of learning. Located in its own quarters on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study offers a series of conversational encounters intended to intensify polymathic (integrated interdisciplinary) awareness. These discussions are anchored in and structured by the Quadrants of Polymathic Inquiry: critical and integrative thinking, study of the great polymaths, tapestry, and communication.

Problems Without Passports

Problems Without Passports courses combine research on transnational problems, like global climate change, pandemics, or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, with study in another state or foreign country. Courses take place over the summer, generally 4 to 6 weeks, and students obtain 4 units of class.

Schwarzenegger Institute Spotlight Award

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute in partnership with the USC Department of Undergraduate Programs wishes to acknowledge students who are inspirational examples of the power of one person to make a difference and “Be the Change.” Our Spotlight Award features remarkable USC students and shares their inspiring story of volunteerism and civic engagement.

Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)

The Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) provides eligible students with up to $1,000 of support during the academic year to non-course related research activities on the projects of Dornsife faculty members.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) is an opportunity for USC Dornsife students to pursue research in conjunction with Dornsife faculty members, either on or off campus, during the summer semester. Any student in good standing, with at least one USC Dornsife major, may apply for a research stipend of up to $3,000 to provide support for working with a member of the faculty on the faculty member’s research.

USC East Asian Studies Center

The USC East Asian Studies Center hosts several exciting fellowship opportunities for students interested in exploring East Asia including:
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship 
The Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship
The Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund
For more information contact the USC East Asian Studies Center.

Continuing USC Student Scholarships

Alumni Continuing Trojan Scholarships 

The USC Alumni Association and its related entities award nearly $4 million in alumni scholarships to continuing students each year.

Annenberg Continuing Student Scholarships

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism awards scholarship to outstanding continuing students.

Cinematic Arts Continuing Student Scholarships 

The School of Cinematic Arts offers numerous scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program within the School of Cinematic Arts.

Dornsife Continuing Student Scholarships

USC Dornsife offers a number of scholarships each year for continuing USC undergraduate students.

Half Century Trojan Scholarships 

Open only to continuing USC undergraduate students. Applicant must be a direct descendant (i.e. grandchild or great-grandchild) of a USC Half Century Trojan (graduate of 50 years ago or more).

Marshall Continuing Student Scholarships

Each year, USC Marshall awards a number of scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students.  Awards recognize academic excellence and/or outstanding service, and provide tuition funding for one academic year only.

USC School of Architecture Scholarships 

The School of Architecture awards annual merit scholarships to continuing architecture students.   Incoming students should contact the University’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid for opportunities.

Viterbi Continuing Student Scholarships

New Financial Aid & Scholarship opportunities do not stop after the admission process. Each year, continuing undergraduates should be re-evaluating their need and merit-based aid opportunities.