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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Upcoming Events

NSF Life Sciences, Geosciences Electronic Deadline
Monday, October 24 at 8 p.m. ET

NSF Engineering, Computer Information Science & Engineering, Materials Research Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ET

American Occupational Therapy Foundation Electronic Deadline
Thursday, October 27 at 12 a.m. PST

NSF Social Sciences, Psychology, STEM Education & Learning Research Electronic Deadline
Thursday, October 27 at 8 p.m. ET

Udall Scholarship Drop-In Session
Friday, October 28 at 1-3 PM
DeSaussure 328

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