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National Fellowships

National fellowships provide external funding so you can pursue incredible opportunities like research, study abroad and public service. Applying for these awards is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have at USC, and our office is here to help throughout the process. 

Why Apply?

The world of national fellowships isn't just about winning—although USC students win... a lot. Students who engage in the process of applying for a fellowship gain:

  • a clearer vision of their future: a sense of their professional interests, strengths and talents, career goals and post-grad options.
  • stronger interview skills and application materials for future jobs, graduate school or other awards.
  • experience and confidence in presenting and defending ideas in writing and before panels of reviewers.
  • individual guidance from faculty and more meaningful relationships with faculty and staff mentors.
  • connections to campus and community networks, from getting involved to research activites to being recognized by the university for outstanding efforts and accomplishments.

We Help You Compete

Our advising services are devoted to all students who show commitment to their studies and to the greater good of society. This includes current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent USC alumni.

We can offer you advice on specific national competitions, connect you with faculty mentors and provide assistance through essay review, reflective conversations and interview practice.

Find out how you can get started in national fellowships today.

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