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.

Awards are available for both undergraduate and graduate study across all disciplines and can be used at USC or other institutions.

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.

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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(Workshop, information session, etc.)

Upcoming Events

Ayn Rand Electronic Deadline
Friday, October 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Goldwater Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, October 27 at Noon ET

Pickering, Rangel and Payne Fellowships Workshop
Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Legare 322

NSF Engineering, Computer Information Science & Engineering, Materials Research Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET

Knowles Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, October 29 at 12 a.m. PST

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