USC Price Funding


All Ph.D. students are supported for four years through a combination of fellowships and graduate assistantships that provides year-round full tuition, a competitive stipend, and health and dental insurance. Students beyond their fourth year obtain support through teaching or research assistantships, or funding from USC and/or outside sources. Ph.D. students have access to stipends for conference travel.


There are a number of competitive graduate fellowships and scholarships awarded to Ph.D. students by USC and outside agencies. These awards include tuition remission and/or stipends. For information, please visit the Graduate School website at:

USC Provost’s Fellowship Program

Ph.D. students who show extraordinary promise for a career in university research and teaching are recommended upon admission for the USC-wide Provost’s Fellowships and Provost’s Diversity Fellowships, the most prestigious USC awards offered to doctoral-level students. These fellowships ensure four years of funding from a partnership between The Graduate School and the Price School. A faculty committee of internationally recognized scholars selects 100 outstanding Ph.D. students each year.

Other Endowed USC Fellowships and Scholarships

The USC Graduate School, which supports all Ph.D. students across USC, administers several endowed fellowships. The application deadline for the Graduate School Endowed Fellowship occurs each year during spring semester. A nomination from USC Price is required. Please visit The Graduate School website for a list of endowed fellowships.

The USC Graduate School also administers the following scholarships:

  • Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award
  • Dr. Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Scholarship

For the current deadlines and application procedures, please visit The Graduate School website at:

External Fellowships

Current USC students are recipients of a wide variety of fellowships awarded by entities outside the University of Southern California.