Town and Gown of USC is proud to offer over 140 merit based scholarships totaling over $1,400,000 to deserving incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships of $10,000 are awarded annually, and are for tuition only.
Qualified applicants must meet all eligibility requirements listed below. Please note an in-person interview is a prerequisite for scholarship consideration.
Town and Gown of USC Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Scholarships are for tuition only; tuition remission disqualifies an applicant for a Town and Gown Scholarship award. Please review the eligibility requirements before completing an application. Applicants are required to:
To maintain the scholarship, Town and Gown of USC scholars must be full time students as defined by their program and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Additional requirements apply and are detailed in the scholarship contract.
Categories of Applicants
Incoming Freshmen: Incoming freshmen must have taken the most demanding curriculum and achieved the highest academic levels during their high school careers. SAT and ACT scores must fall in the top 2% to 3% of students nationwide. The recommended un-weighted GPA is 3.8. Leadership, community involvement and activities are considered in the award process.
Current Undergraduate Students: Current USC undergraduate student applicants and transfer students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 are eligible for scholarships. Leadership, community involvement and activities are considered in the award process.
Current Graduate Students: Current USC graduate students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 are eligible. Leadership, community involvement and activities are considered in the award process.
How do I Determine if I am a Permanent Resident of Southern California?
If you are an undergraduate student, you must have graduated from a Southern California High School or equivalent. Students who have completed 4 years as an undergraduate student at USC also qualify. If you are a graduate student age 24 or younger, we require one of the following: 4 years of residency documented by a Southern California high school diploma or equivalent, 4 years of undergraduate study at USC, or employer verification. If you are a graduate student age 25 or older, 5 years of residency documented by a degree, diploma or professional certificate from an accredited institution in California, undergraduate degree from USC, or employer verification.
Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted between Oct 1, 2016 and Dec 1, 2016. Scholarships for Fall 2017 will be awarded in Spring 2017.