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Scholarships for Masters Students

Scholarships for Master’s and Professional Doctorate Students

Funding for students pursuing a master’s degree is coordinated by the student’s school or program.

In addition, the Graduate School and the Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversee a number of opportunities for master’s and professional doctorate students.  

There are also two opportunities for master’s and professional doctorate students available from the USC Graduate School:

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. Interested students should reach out to staff in their schools for information on how to be nominated.

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.