Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

National Fellowships

na·tion·al fel·low·ship: ['naSHənəl] ['felō,Ship]
Noun : A grant of money awarded from outside the University through merit-based national competitions.

The Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs (OFSP) exists to make students aware of nationally competitive scholarships, educate students on the application cycle for a variety of scholarships, and support students throughout their application process. Awards are available for both undergraduate and graduate study across all disciplines and can be used at USC or other institutions.

Our advising services are open and targeted toward all academically talented students. OFSP works primarily with undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni who have strong academic records and a desire to contribute further in their disciplines and to the greater good of society.

OFSP gives advice on specific national competitions, including matching students with faculty mentors and assisting students through essay review, reflection conversations and interview practice.

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We Want to See You!

Individual Appointment
With an Advisor

Group Session
(Workshop, information session, etc.)

Upcoming Events

Fulbright Priority Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, August 1 at 12 noon ET

Engage in the Process: Orientation to National Fellowships & Scholarships
Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Currell 107 (on the Horseshoe next to Rutledge)

Fulbright Grant Workshop
Monday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Russell House Room 304

Orientation to National Fellowships and Scholarships Make-up Session
Friday, August 26 at 1 PM
Gressette Room, 3rd Floor Harper College

Fulbright Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, August 29 at 12 p.m. ET

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