USC Norman Topping Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The Norman Topping Student Aid Fund is not currently tracking this information. *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies annually according to the number of students meeting the eligibility requirements and the availability of funds.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be planning to attend the University of Southern California.
  3. Must be an incoming freshman.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  5. Must be planning to enroll full time.
  6. Must have unmet financial need.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for low-income students who are incoming freshman at University of Southern California (USC). Applicants who reside in the local community and first-generation college students are given primary consideration in the selection process.

Application requirements for the USC Norman Topping Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Autobiography
Additional Information: The purpose of the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) is to assist low-income college students who demonstrate community awareness in their pursuit of higher education at the University of Southern California.

Award Amount: While the award amount varies, each selected scholar receives about $10,000. To retain eligibility, each selected scholar must: maintain an undegraduate grade point average of 2.5 or higher (3.0 or higher for graduate students); complete a minimum of 20 approved hours of community service each semester; and attend all required retreats and events.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online at the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund website. In addition to the completed application form, the following items must be submitted: an autobiography, not exceeding three typewritten pages, which should include descriptions and explanations of the applicant's experiences in relation to the program's selection criteria; and two letters of recommendation from professionals who are not related to the applicant that address his/her financial need, first-generation status, community awareness, volunteer efforts, and any extraordinary circumstances. Please note: The autobiography is an extremely important part of the application process; the student is strongly encouraged to read the application instructions on the fund website for further details. The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on the deadline date.
Contact: n/a
Address: University of Southern California Student Union 202 Los Angeles, California 90089-0890

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