USC Annenberg

Fall Scholarships


ACES Scholarships
Amounts: One $2,500 Aubespin Award and four $1,500 awards; each winner will also receive free registration and money toward travel for the 2017 ACES national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida
Eligibility: College juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates. You must have been in school for at least one full term or enrolled for such during the period summer 2016 through spring 2017. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible. Students in countries other than the United States may apply. All entry materials must be in English.
Award Criteria: A commitment to a career in copy editing; exemplary work and academic achievement; recommendations from teachers and work supervisors.
Info and application: website
Email Alex Cruden at if additional information is needed.
Deadline: Apply before Nov. 15, 2017

AMZFinder Scholarship Contest
An e-commerce scholarship contest asking students to describe their experiences with and their ideas for the e-commerce platform. Entries should be submitted by video or essay, but there are no limits on form or subject matter.
Amount: $1000
Eligibility: Applicant must be must be currently studying or planning to study at USC during the fall 2017 academic year.
Info: website 
Deadline: December 15, 2017

Churchill Scholarship
Awards: website
Eligibility: An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or naturalized, and must be a senior who is enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the Scholarship Program or a student who has graduated from one of those institutions within the past 12 months. Upon taking up the Churchill Scholarship, a Churchill Scholar must hold a bachelor's degree or an equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate.
Information and application: website
Deadline: November 7, 2017

Couponbirds "Help To Save" Scholarship
To assist students in reducing their tuition fee burden and collect their smart ways of saving money, couponbirds starts the Couponbirds "Help to Save" Scholarship program. The most sparkling idea and response will be drawn to present at our site and rewarded with prize.
Amount: $1000
Info: website 
Deadline: October 10, 2018 "Transparency" Scholarship
This scholarship was created for students who are interested in the study of online reviws, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and other peer to peer driven platforms that result in the benefit of website visitors. This scholarship will be awarded annually.
Amount: $5000
Eligibility: Applicant must be an undergraduate or a graduate student attending a college or university in the U.S. and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A copy of your transcript is required.
Info: website 
Deadline: December 15, 2017

Deiter Bros Services 2018 Scholarship Program
Amount: $1000
Info: website
Questions, please email:
Deadline: December 15, 2018

Formsbirds $500 Scholarship Contest
Formsbirds is proud to offer a $500 scholarship awarded once per year for current college students and incoming freshman pursuing higher education. FormsBirds scholarship contest is held annually to help as far as possible outstanding students to complete their college education.
Info: website
Deadline: September 15, 2017

GoTranscript Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman. Participants must register using your university or college issued email.
Apply: website
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.

HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship
Amount: One winner will be selected by January 31st, 2018 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc.
Info: website 
Deadline: December 10th, 2017

Iflexion Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be enrolled full-time as a college senior, undergraduate or postgraduate. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and will be judged on the content of the essay they provide on the following subject, "How Mobile Technology will Change Retail in 5 Years"
Amount: $1000
Info & Application: website
Deadline: December 31, 2017

The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in sales & marketing.
Amount: $1000
Info: website
Deadline: December 15, 2017

LedsMaster's Scholarship
The LedsMaster’s 2018-2019 Essay scholarship provides an opportunity for college students to think of options for saving energy.
Amount: 10 scholarships, $1,000 each
Eligibility: College students studying Science, Engineering, Environment and related disciplines; minimum GPA of 2.7 or B- equivalent.
Info: website
Deadline: September 1, 2018 Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: All prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award. It is our privilege to award this scholarship to a driven, passionate individual in order to better help them cultivate their vision in the world of management advancement.
Apply: website
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Melbourne Rehabs Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Eligibility: Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during fall 2017 academic year; Must be in good academic standing with the educational institution; If aged under 18, student must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Info and application instructions: website
Deadline: December 28, 2017

NPPF (National Press Photographers Foundation) Scholarships in Photojournalism
Amount: 8 - $2,000 awards
NPPF scholarships are awarded to highly skilled and motivated college/university students dedicated to photojournalism and in need financial help to continue their studies. These scholarships are directed toward full-time students or returning to college. Four-year college or university enrollment is required.
Info and application: website
Applications will open in early October, 2018

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Amount: $500
Information: website
Eligibility: Applicant must be a current senior in high school; transitioning from high school to a college or university; or already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
Deadline: Bi-annually on April 15 and October 15.

Price It Here Inc. Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Full-time, U.S. undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in marketing, business management, sales or related field.
Applicants can get more information through the given link: Price It Here Inc Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 1st, and April 1st, annually

PRWeek's Outstanding Student Award
Amount: $1,000 and a trip to the annual PRWeek Awards in New York in March 2018
Eligibility: Enrollment as an undergraduate student at a U.S. college or university between December 18, 2016 and December 18, 2017.
Info and application instructions: website
Deadline: December 11, 2017

The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 scholarship (awarded on December 20th of each year)
The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in SEO and content marketing. 
Info: website
Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Southern California Movers Scholarship
The HireAHelper Movers scholarship seeks to provide financial incentive to all students in Southern California (San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties) and aims to honor the tradition of HireAHelper’s founders who brought non-industry experience to revolutionize the moving and storage industry.
Amount: $500 (two recipients will be selected per year: One on November 30th for the following spring semester, and one on June 30th for the following fall semester)
Info: website
Deadline: Spring Scholarship - October 1st, 2017; Fall Scholarship - May 1st, 2018

Top Reveal Scholarship
The $500 Top Reveal Smart Home Scholarship is our way of helping college students pay for the things they need most while embracing and celebrating their love for smart gadgets. Being smart is more than just books and memorization; it’s about applying what you know and improving the world around you- in school and beyond.
Amount: $500
Info: website
Eligibility: Must be 17 years of age or older at the time of disbursement, a U.S. citizen and enrolled half-time or full-time in a university or vocational school with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, or the equivalent letter grade for the semester prior to applying. Cannot be related to or know a member of the Top Reveal staff to ensure the contest is fair and impartial.
Deadline: September 30, 2017 at 11PM (PST)

Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program
Amount: $15,000
Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives. This diversity is what makes us unique. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual path at Morgan Stanley. We strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background while reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through the Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program which is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT college juniors and sophomores.
Eligibility: In order to be considered for the RBF Scholarship Program, candidates must also submit a Summer Analyst Program application. If selected as an RBF Scholar, you will receive a $15,000 financial scholarship for exceptional academic achievement following acceptance of a summer internship with Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.
Info: Class of 2019; Class of 2020
Deadlines: September 5, 2017 or October 1, 2017

Steadyfoot Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000
Steadyfoot is pleased to be offering a yearly $1000 scholarship to students  who are currently attending or planning on attending high school, college or graduate school in the near future. Applicants are to choose “a running injury and discuss how it makes it impossible sometimes for a runner to keep running, then suggest some solutions and any helpful footwear”. More details can be found here:
Deadline: December 31 (annually)

USC Africa Student Fund
The USC Africa Student Fund is a scholarship intended to support undergraduate student travel to African countries for study, research, service-based learning and internships. Students who have identified a project or program are invited to apply with this funding in mind. Winners may receive full or partial funding to help cover airfare costs associated with their proposed project or program.
Info: website
Deadline: The online application is available in October and February each year. Students should apply no more than 10 months prior to their departure date, and preferably within six months of leaving. A select group or recipients will be chosen during each application period.

Video Game Design Scholarship (
Amount: $1000
Eligibility: All prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this award.
Info and application: website
Deadline: December 31, 2017

Vrtrepreneur Scholarship
Amount: $1000
The VRtrepreneur Scholarship is our way of funding tomorrow’s top technology entrepreneurs. Maybe you sowed the seeds of your entrepreneurial spirit by building websites or iPhone apps in high school. Maybe you’re planning on building the next big technology company. Either way, if you've got the entrepreneurial bug in you, then we want to help fund your dream. We’re willing to grant $1,000 to any student we believe has the potential to change the world through technology entrepreneurship. If you are interested in starting your own business, we'd love to hear from you.
Eligibility: You are a full-time student enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program. This scholarship is open to all majors. Send the following to copy of your transcript, copy of updated resume, 500-700 word essay that you wrote on the following topic: “What makes you passionate about building a business?”.
Deadline: See website

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund - 2017-2018
Calling all students from Business, Communications, the Arts and Design, Engineering and Analytics, and Information Technology:  Advertising, Business Management, Communications, Consumer Science, Design (Apparel, Graphic, Interior), Human Asset Management, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Merchandising, Product Development, Retail Studies, Visual Merchandising, Supply Chain Management, Web Design, Website Media, etc. The YMA FSF Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the release of the 2017-2018 $5,000 Scholarship, which requires students to complete a comprehensive case study in either design, technology and analytics, or business. This year, the $5,000 scholarship case study is focused on physical retail in a digital world. It will challenge applicants to explore how the weaving together of digital technology with offline shopping can improve the performance of a fashion retailer of your choice. Applicants must be a full-time USC college student, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be interested in learning more about opportunities in the fashion industry. 
Amount: $5000
Information Session regarding this scholarship will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 6pm in JFF 241. Click here to RSVP (Walk-ins Are Also Welcome)!
Info, eligibilty requirements and application instructions: click here
Questions: email
Deadine: Completed case study due October 16, 2017

Student Aid Fund
Amount: One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year to a School of Communication or School of Journalism undergraduate student ($5,000 in the fall; $5,000 in the spring).
Eligibility: Undergraduate student must be enrolled in the USC Annenberg undergraduate communication, public relations, or journalism program with demonstrated financial need. Essay (200 to 500 words) discussing your career goals in communication, public relations or journalism; and why you need financial assistance. Résumé including internship and leadership experience.
Scholarship form (required with application): PDF iconStudent Aid Fund Communication Scholarship, 2017-2018
Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. Application form and required materials may be brought to Cynthia Martinez located in ASC 140 (Annenberg Student Services) or emailed to

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