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Capstone Scholars

Grants and Scholarships

Sometimes, all it takes to reach your next goal is a helping hand. We offer grant opportunities that might just make the difference.


Offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Magellan Apprentice grant supports Capstone Scholars in their pursuit of research, scholarship and creative activities. The award funds up to $1,000 towards salary, materials, supplies and/or travel.

The Passport Travel Grant is designed specifically for Capstone Scholars, and rewards up to $1,500 toward tuition costs for Maymester and Summer study abroad programs. Please note the grant does not apply towards program fee costs or deposits. Recipients will be contacted in early December. For more information, please reach out to James Jacocks at

How to Apply:
Application for Passport Travel Grant (Maymester/Summer 2023) is now open! Apply HERE by November 6th, 2022

Only available to Capstone Fellows, this up-to $500 financial award helps students achieve their next steps after graduating from USC. This grant can cover a variety of opportunities including conference travel and registration fees, printing costs, and even standardized testing costs. Capstone Fellows are eligible to receive this award one time, pending a successful application.

Please note the Professional Development Grant can only be provided as a reimbursement towards one approved expense up to $500. Please plan your finances accordingly. We also ask for clear, legible proof of purchase in order to fulfill the grant. If you have additional questions, please email

Fall Deadline: November 4th, 2022
Grant Duration: expense that occurs during the Spring 2023 semester. Please note that you must be an actively enrolled student in order to receive reimbursement for this grant.

How to Apply:
Application for Fall 2022 is now open! Apply HERE by November 4th, 2022.

The Adventure Grant is for eligible Capstone scholars who are participating in a Capstone Scholars Program Spring Break or Maymester study abroad program. It will provide funding for the study abroad program fee. Once your study abroad application has been accepted, you will receive more details about how to apply.


The Capstone Scholars program invites students based on the presence of a university scholarship. These scholarships are granted and revoked independently of our office, and there is no single "Capstone Scholarship." As such, graduating or withdrawing from our program does not necessitate a loss of scholarship.

National Fellowships

If you are a current Capstone Scholar and are interested in other funding opportunities, we work closely with National Fellowships and Scholar Programs.  The National Fellowships advisors help you apply for merit-based  experiences that can connect your academic, personal, and professional goals. From language learning and going abroad to graduate school and research (and more!), there are over 200 opportunities. Check out the Get Started page to make an appointment and explore your options!

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