Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences offers multiple scholarships based on financial need, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities.

Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded in varying amounts to students who meet special criteria and qualifications outlined by a selection committee or donor. Unless otherwise indicated, all scholarships and merit awards can only be used toward tuition expenses.

If you are receiving financial aid, due to federal financial aid guidelines your award package may be affected through a reduction in your overall award amount. If you have any questions about the impact on your financial aid, please contact the School of Pharmacy Financial Aid Office at (323) 442-1466 or by email at pharmfao@usc.edu.

If you did not apply for financial aid this award could be considered taxable income. Please contact USC Student Financial Services to determine if this could apply to your personal situation; general information is located at https://sfs.usc.edu/, or call (213) 740-4077 or by email at uscsfs@usc.edu.

Eligibility and Application Process

All students will be offered the opportunity to apply for all available scholarships during the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

International students are eligible for all departmental scholarships and are strongly encouraged to apply.
Prior Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply.

  • The application will open on May 10, 2022, and applications are due on June 29, 2022, 11:59 pm.

Notification of Scholarship Award

New students will be notified of merit-based scholarship awards with their admission decision. Final decisions on awards are contingent upon acceptance into the program. We do not send notifications to those applicants not selected.

Please note, scholarship awards may be impacted due to a change in program length or a leave of absence. We encourage you to submit a scholarship web contact form to confirm how your award may be impacted.

Not all scholarships may be awarded during the academic year.

Named Scholarships

The award for excellence in regulatory science was named in honor of Aiko Maruya, who passed away before she could receive her doctoral degree. The Aiko Maruya Award is given to students pursuing their graduate education in regulatory or quality sciences based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and enroll in one or more of the programs offered by the department.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

Industry-Sponsored Scholarships

The department awards a Yuyu Pharma work-study scholarship to students pursuing their graduate education in regulatory or quality sciences based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and enroll in one or more of the programs offered by the department.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the Spring semester for Fall semester disbursement.

Department-Funded Scholarships

The department awards the Dean’s Matriculating Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship to incoming full-time students with demonstrated leadership capacity and experience.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, with two or more years of leadership experience.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based on GPA, leadership skills, experience, and interests highlighted in the resume and statement of purpose, as well as the overall quality of the admissions application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards the Dean’s Professional Leadership scholarships to incoming part-time students with demonstrated leadership capacity and experience.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, with two or more years of leadership experience.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based on GPA, leadership skills, experience, and interests highlighted in the resume and statement of purpose, as well as the overall quality of the admissions application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards the Quality Excellence Scholarship to students pursuing their master’s degree in Medical Product Quality based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and/or enrolled in the master of science in Medical Product Quality program.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards the Drug Development Scholarship to students pursuing their master’s degree in Management of Drug Development based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and/or enrolled in the Master of Science in Management of Drug Development program.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards the Leadership and Professional Development Scholarship to students pursuing their master’s degree in Regulatory Management based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and/or enrolled in the Master of Science in Regulatory Management program.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards the Scholarship for the Advancement of Regulatory Science to students pursuing their master’s degree in Regulatory Science based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and/or enrolled in the Master of Science in Regulatory Science program.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the spring semester for fall semester disbursement.

The department awards Regulatory and Quality Science scholarships to students pursuing their graduate education in regulatory or quality sciences based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application. The recipient is selected by a committee of reviewers comprised of faculty and staff.

Amount: $5,000

Eligibility: Candidates for this award must be admitted to and/or enrolled in one or more of the programs offered by the department.

Selection criteria: Consideration will be based upon academic merit and personal qualities as detailed in their scholarship application.

Application Process: Applications are made available annually in the Spring semester for Fall semester disbursement.