Funding Opportunities for Master's Students

There are a number of opportunities for master’s students available from the USC Graduate School.

Funding Opportunities for Master's Students

The Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversees a number of opportunities for master’s students including the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, the Boren Awards for International Study and the Luce Scholarship.

There are also a number of opportunities for master’s students available from the USC Graduate School including:

Dr. Rodolfo Montes Scholarship:
Dr. Rodolfo Montes Scholarship for USC master’s students in the School of Cinematic Arts, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Gould School of Law, Keck School of Medicine, or the Price School of Public Policy. Scholarships, in the form of tuition assistance, are awarded to applicants who demonstrate a need for financial assistance, who have outstanding academic records and a history of community involvement. In accordance with the wishes of the donor, preference is given to candidates who exemplify leadership, or demonstrate a potential for leadership, within the local Hispanic community. Applications are accepted annually in the spring semester.

Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award:
Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award honors USC graduate students whose undergraduate degree is from USC. Applications are available annually in November. Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • have earned a bachelor’s degree at USC within five years of the time of application
  • have completed at least three years of undergraduate work at USC
  • be currently working towards a master’s degree or doctorate at the University of Southern California

Students are encouraged to explore additional opportunities through the USC Fellowships and Awards database.