Congratulations to those of you who applied to USC for the Class of 2016. Complete numbers have not been announced at this time, but those of us who volunteer here are guessing there were about 41-43 thousand seniors who applied to the university. That may even be under the number. Last year 23% were admitted and the GUESS is this year about 20-21% will be admitted. It is speculation at this point.
There will be thousands of seniors who will receive a letter of regret.
We have asked for patience as there are other scholarships to be awarded other than Mork, Stamps, Trustee and Presidential. All of those require an interview.
Keep in mind alumni, support organizations or friends of SC have donated funds for these scholarships.
Here is a list of other scholarships still to be announced: (Numbers may vary slightly due to economic conditions.)
Dean's ------One fourth tuition
Last year 107 were awarded
National Merit Scholarships------One half tuition plus $1,000 per year scholarship
Last year 247 were awarded
Topping Scholarships------Amount varies
Awarded to outstanding students with history of strong leadership in community service and academic promise/Financial need & merit
USC Alumnae------$1,000 to $4,000
60 t0 80
Local USC Alumni Clubs------Amount varies
Number varies by club
Atlanta usually gives 5, NYC gave 32 as examples
Asian Pacific Alumni------Amount varies
15 to 27
For students enrolled in ROTC programs
For women interested in joining a NPC sorority
SCions-----$6,000 to $10,000
For legacy students, number varies
Students related to a 50 year alumna/alumnus
Other scholarships which may be awarded to new or continuing students:
Black Alumni Association------Amount varies
Mexican-American-----$1,000 to $5,000
About 200 awarded
Town & Gown------Amount varies
If I learn about any new ones this year I will add the names.
Various schools at SC such as Marshall, Viterbi and Annenberg have scholarships for entering students awarded by that particular school. Some of these are endowed and others may be for one year only.
Hi georgia Girl! I have a quick question. I was just admitted but not given any information regarding scholarships. Does this mean that I will not be offered an interview for the trustee and presidential scholarships? Thanks
Son invited for Presidential scholarship interview. I read from these forums that there were instances where students were "bumped up" to trustee or Mork afterwards. Can anyone share their experience or info on the criteria for the "bump"? We are very excited for the opportunity to attend the Explore USC event next month. Son is hoping he can do well to get bumped up. Thanks
The Trustee, Presidential, NMF Presidential, Mork, and Deans are all 4 year scholarships. Many other scholarships, like ones offered by USC Schools, may also granted for 4 years. Some specific awards may need to be renewed.
There used to be conditions set that these top $$ academic merit scholars needed to satisfy to continue to receive their merit awards. In the past, the criteria included maintaining a 3.0 GPA and taking a minimum of 16 units/semester in order to graduate in 4 years (5 for BArch students).
Madbean, the literature that was sent to us last year when DS was awarded the Presidential did not refer to a specific GPA either but said something like maintaining a "satisfactory GPA". I will try to find it and post the exact wording.
WantBrownBLME, sorry not for the top merit scholarships like Trustee, Mork, Presidential, Deans and International (plus the newly named full-tuition merit award I'm blanking on right now). Those are only for entering freshmen. There are, however, other scholarships that are available to returning students (soph-senior). Each School at USC has a list of such scholarships and they can be found on the School's website. In addition, a continuing student may apply for Town & Gown and alumni scholarships.
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My son won a scholarship a number of years ago (2003) not sure of the name, that was awarded by the financial aid people although we really didn't need an aid. It was only $4,000 a year, but it was something and a nice surprise. It seems to be a secret and not listed anyplace.