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Financial Aid and Scholarships


Scholarships are funds that don’t need to be repaid.  There are thousands of scholarships at your fingertips, but be careful as you search. You should never pay to apply for a scholarship. Review our scholarship sources for credible resources.

Scholarship Sources

Faculty/Staff Dependent Scholarships

The USC Faculty/Staff Dependent Scholarship is awarded to eligible students enrolled full-time at any USC campus. To be eligible, the student must be a dependent or spouse of a faculty or staff member currently employed at a USC campus.

  • Once made, awards are renewed annually for a maximum of eight (8) terms.  Recipients must maintain a 3.000 institutional GPA to retain the scholarship.
  • Specific terms of the scholarship, including the amount of the scholarship and the application process, vary by campus. For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid on the campus your dependent attends or plans to attend.
  • On the Columbia campus, potential recipients are identified by information provided on the application for admissions.  Once identified, potential recipients are provided with additional information, including the scholarship application.

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