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USC Gould School of Law

The cost of delivering high-quality legal education has soared, and USC Gould grants 99% of our students some form of scholarship aid - thanks to your generosity.

Philanthropic support of scholarships is vital to USC Gould's efforts to not only attract and retain a competitive and diverse student body, but also ensure their success throughout law school, regardless of their financial circumstances.

USC Gould Scholarship Funds

Learn more about the funds for which we are seeking contributions.

USC Gould Scholarship Fund

This current use fund supports annual scholarships for USC Gould students across all three years.

USC Gould John Molina First Generation Professionals Scholarship Fund

Established by John Molina in honor of his father, C. David Molina, this current use scholarship fund annually supports students who are first in their family to earn a college degree.

USC Stanley and Ilene Gold Honors Program Challenge Fund

Launched through the generosity of USC Trustee Stanley Gold, JD 1967, and his wife, Ilene, the Honors Scholars combines financial support with mentoring and networking opportunities for selected, highly ranked incoming USC Gould JD students.

USC Clarence B. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Named in memory of Clarence B. Thompson (1900), one of the first African American graduates of the law school, this scholarship fund annually supports law students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as African American or Black.

USC Gould Latino Law Students Association Scholarship Endowment Fund

Annual scholarships are given to USC Gould students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as Latino or Cuban. Consideration will be given to the hardships the recipients have had to overcome in order to educate themselves and their commitment to serving the Hispanic community.

USC Gould OUTLaw Endowed Scholarship Fund

Started by students and supported by alumni, this endowment fund provides annual scholarships to law students with positive consideration given to those who self-identify as LGBT and/or students working toward LGBT equality through the law.

Frank Rothman Scholarship Fund

Each year, USC Gould awards the Frank Rothman Scholarship to an outstanding incoming student. The scholarship provides full tuition, an additional stipend and guaranteed, paid, first-year summer fellowship at one of the world's top law firms in Los Angeles.

USC Gould Crispus Attucks Wright Scholarship Endowment Fund

Annual scholarships from this endowment fund are provided to academically-qualified students who wish to use their law degrees to assist individuals who face societal disadvantages such as racial, ethnic or religious prejudice, especially the African American community. Whenever possible, positive consideration is given to qualified students graduating from historically Black colleges or universities.

For more information on additional scholarships, or to create your own named scholarship, please contact a member of the Development and Alumni Relations team.

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