USC Gould School of Law offers highly selective merit scholarship opportunities to outstanding students who represent the exceptional quality and diversity within our Graduate & International Programs student body.
All applicants to our programs are automatically considered for each of our scholarship awards and no additional documents are required. No separate application is necessary, but you are welcome to submit a brief letter with your degree application to highlight your qualifications.
Scholarship offers are released via email at the time of admission.
Dean's Academic Excellence Award: Merit based awards offered in varying amounts in recognition of strong academic achievement and promise of making a meaningful contribution to our law school community.
Global Impact Scholarship Award: Merit based awards in varying amounts offered to support extraordinary students who show potential for making a significant contribution to the international legal community.
E-Fellows Germany Scholarship Award: A $30,000 scholarship offered to past or present participants in the E-Fellows LLM Day in Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich.
Mexico Graduate Scholarship Awards: A $10,000 scholarship offered to applicants who are accepted to the CONACYT-FUNED joint program loan.
COLFUTURO Awards: A half-tuition award for up to one academic year offered to one to five applicants who have been selected for the COLFUTURO Loan-Scholarship, in accordance with the COLFUTURO-USC Collaborative Agreement.
Dispute Resolution Scholars Award: Awards in varying amounts offered to exceptional applicants admitted to our LLM in ADR, MDR, or ADR certificate programs who demonstrate strong interest or experience in the area of conflict resolution.
Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Award: A half-tuition award offered to one or more applicants who have been granted a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship.
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Award: A half-tuition award offered to one or more applicants who have participated as student, coach or arbitrator in the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Hong Kong or Vienna.
Students who apply by our priority deadline will be automatically considered for our USC housing stipend, which is available in varying amounts and may be used toward your on campus or off campus housing.
As with any of our scholarship awards, you do not need to submit a separate application to be eligible. Students may receive both a merit award and the USC housing stipend.
USC's Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversees a number of scholarship, fellowship, and other funding opportunities for graduate students, many of which are open to students in USC Gould's Graduate & International Programs. You may search the Awards and Fellowship Database for opportunities specific to your interests.
We also encourage you to explore financial aid from additional sources in the U.S. or your home country. In order to assist you, we have set forth a list of outside scholarship resources for your reference. While we do not have further information on these organizations nor do we endorse any, we do encourage students to contact the organizations themselves for more information.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.
After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, and have been admitted, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process. For additional details about the student loan options available to graduate students, please refer to http://financialaid.usc.edu/loans/.