The Mork Family Scholarship supports USC undergraduates on full tuition, four-year scholarships with additional $5,000 living stipends per year. The Mork Family Scholars Program was announced in 2011, when USC received $110 million – the single largest gift in the university’s history for undergraduate scholarships – from USC supporters and devoted philanthropists Julie and John Mork. The gift provides support in perpetuity for the university’s most precious asset: its extraordinarily diverse, talented and ever more accomplished undergraduate student body.
Benefits of the Mork Family Scholarship
- Full-tuition award (approximately $51,000/year).
- $5,000 stipend per year for housing and other living expense.
- Dedicated scholarship advisor through Academic Honors & Fellowships.
- On and off-campus events for the USC Mork Family Scholar community. Notable programs include:
- First Year Welcome Breakfast
- Trojan Family Weekend Luncheon
- Sophomore Leadership Retreat at Catalina Island
- Senior Graduation Dinner
Application is open to incoming freshmen through the USC Office of Admission, and scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students each year. Candidates are selected by USC faculty and staff from an extremely competitive international pool. Applicants pursue the most demanding curriculum and achieve at the highest level. An interview is required for finalist candidates. Contact the USC Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information.
About John and Julie Mork
John graduated from USC in 1970 with a degree in petroleum engineering. He is chief executive officer of the Denver-based Energy Corporation of America (ECA). ECA is a privately held energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production, gathering, aggregation and sale of natural gas and oil. He currently is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization. Mork was named a member of the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Board of Councilors in 2002 and received the Viterbi School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009.
Julie is a director of Energy Corporation of America and managing director of the ECA Foundation, a private foundation with a focus on youth and education. In 2004 she was elected to the National Board of Directors of College Summit, an organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students in the U.S. Julie Mork graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is an honorary alumna of USC.