USC and the USC School of Pharmacy award a variety of scholarships each year to new and continuing students based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, pharmacy interest and/or financial need.

USC School of Pharmacy Institutional and Endowed Scholarships

Donor-based scholarships are based on leadership, class level, community service, career interest and academic achievement. Scholarships and funds are also awarded by the USC School of Pharmacy to some of the top tier students. Scholarships and funds are not awarded to all students and are provided by the discretion of the Scholarship Awards Committee based on factors related to the students application, donor criteria, interview performance, materials provided, communication, financial circumstances, and strength of the overall holistic review. Some areas of focus include:

  • students achieving top academic performance
  • underrepresented students to support our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • out of state and international students to enrich our culture and community
New students seeking scholarships will be reviewed upon acceptance using all materials and communications during the admission process, including your PharmCAS application as well as your interview performance. There is no other scholarship application for new students.

Current students should complete the scholarship profile annually each spring, which will be used by the Scholarship Awards Committee to make scholarship recommendations.

Over 3.5 million dollars in scholarships are provided to PharmD students.

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) Scholarship Program

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal merit, demonstration of financial need and contributions made to Asian Pacific American communities

USC Black Alumni Association

  • Must be current or continuing USC and/or transfer student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement, personal merit and demonstrated involvement within the African-American community

USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Open to students of all genders or sexual identities