Special Populations

Special Populations seek applicants from historically underrepresented groups including students of color, high financial need, first-generation, etc.

*Note: awards with an asterisk indicate alumni and/or graduate student eligibility. View full list of opportunities here.


University Endorsement Required

USC endorsement requires participation in a formal campus process as outlined on each fellowship page. Applicants are not able to apply directly.

Beinecke Scholarship
$34,000 of need-based funding to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences (Ph.D. or terminal degree such as MFA). Must be a junior to apply and demonstrate financial need. U.S. citizenship required.

Gilman International Scholarship
Scholarships for study abroad programs earning USC credit for summer, fall, spring or the whole academic year. Aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. U.S. citizenship required.

Udall Scholarship
Scholarships for sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. U.S. citizenship required.


Additional Opportunities

If interested in this theme, these fellowships may also be considered. There is no formal campus process for the following awards.

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