At USC Rossier, we are committed to helping students identify resources to fund their education. Both general and program-specific scholarships are available. While students may be automatically considered for some USC scholarships upon application, some scholarships require their own separate application. Review the list below and consult your program admissions director about additional resources for which you may qualify. Additional scholarships are listed on the USC Rossier Online site.
Candidates are selected by USC Rossier faculty and staff from a competitive pool. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of the admission application materials and interview if applicable. In addition to academic merits, candidates are assessed on qualities aligned with the mission of USC Rossier School of Education.
A separate scholarship application is not necessary. Scholarship recipients will be notified upon admission. These scholarships are awarded upon admission and only available for incoming graduate or professional students for use in the current academic year.
Leo F. Buscaglia Endowed Fellowship
Named for a well-respected scholar and USC alumnus, the Buscaglia Fellowship is for qualified admitted MAT students who attended a Title I high school and plan to begin their teaching career in an urban school. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) applicants to USC Rossier on-campus programs are eligible to apply. The scholarship application will be sent once the MAT program application is complete.
This scholarship was established in memory of Kelsey P. Dresser, a promising first-year Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) student who was dedicated to helping others. The scholarship is awarded to one MFT student each year, based on merit. The scholarship recipient will be notified upon admission; no application is necessary.
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at USC. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal merit, demonstration of financial need and contributions made to Asian Pacific American communities.
Both new and continuing students are eligible to apply for Town and Gown Scholarships. Students are not eligible for this scholarship if they are taking less than 6 units in each of the fall and spring semesters. Funding is not awarded for summer sessions.
External Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships – All Programs
Provides financial assistance to students who are interested in pursuing master level degrees related to Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Psychology.
The Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarships promotes the application of psychology toward mitigation of the stigma of mental illness through support of promising graduate students whose work is consistent with this objective.
Provides financial assistance to a student from an underrepresented ethnic population for admission into an MA, MS, or Ph.D. program which will qualify for licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering competitive based scholarships to students actively pursuing a graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. school in grades K-12.
These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.
Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels:
Have demonstrated superior academic achievement.
Are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers.
Are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
*Notice to USC employees and family immediate members: If an applicant receives USC employee benefits, tuition awards, research assistantships or graduate employment through USC, or outside sources that, when combined with a scholarships award are greater than the amount of tuition, the recipient must forfeit part or all of the scholarship award, depending on the size of the other award(s). For more information on the education benefit please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/tuition-assistance-employees/