Each year, the College of Engineering and Computing awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming and current students. These scholarships may total up to $1,000 per year for up to four years, and they can supplement state and university-level scholarships. Here's some good news – students don't have to fill out many forms to apply for scholarships. By completing one general scholarship application, the CEC will consider the student for all merit scholarships for which the student is eligible, with the exception of a few scholarships requiring separate application.
How to apply
General Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Incoming freshman are considered for scholarships based upon merit indicators including high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Scholarship decisions are generally made by the beginning of May for Fall awards.
The application deadline to be considered for merit scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year is March 15, 2020. The CEC Scholarship Committee expects to notify applicants by email of scholarship offers for next Fall by April 15, 2020.
Current and Transfer Students
General Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
For current and transfer students, preference is given to students who have demonstrated excellence in college level coursework. Scholarship decisions are generally made by the beginning of July for Fall awards.
The application deadline to be considered for merit scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year is June 1, 2020. The CEC Scholarship Committee expects to notify applicants by email of scholarship offers for next Fall by July 1, 2020.
Non-institutional scholarships can be based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to academic merit, financial need, community service, area of study, organizational affiliation, place of residence or employment, and ethnic or religious background.
One thing to keep in mind is that non-institutional scholarships may affect the amount of need-based financial aid you are allowed to receive in your total financial aid award. Information about non-institutional scholarships and scholarship sponsors are usually available online and in books at your public library.
Use Caution on Scholarship Sites
The scholarship search websites to which we provide links do not charge for the search. However, some websites may sell your name to other companies. When you register to participate in the search, you should consider whether you want to receive mailings from groups who may buy your name and address from the website owners.
USC Financial Aid website for non-institutional scholarships