Hi, I just found out today I was named a NMSC Semifinalist, and had a question about their scholarship system. I know that USC is pretty notorious for having bad financial aid, so I was wondering if its possible to get both the Half-tuition for NMSC Finalists Presidential and half-tuition normal Presidential Award, if accepted to their Scholarship admission process.
No, the two half-tuition Presidential scholarships do not stack.
If you are accepted to USC and are a NMSF who designates USC as your first choice with NMSC by May 31, you will automatically receive the half-tuition Presidential scholarship.
If you apply to USC before the Dec 1 deadline, your application will be considered for the full-tuition Trustee scholarship.
Thank you for the answer!