Scholarships

Over the past 46 years, the USC Latino Alumni Association (LAA) has awarded more than $21.5 million in scholarships to 9,100 USC students who are Latino/Hispanic or committed to the Latino/Hispanic community.

LAA provides partial-tuition scholarships to USC undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Latino/Hispanic community. Graduate scholarships are for master’s candidates only; limited awards for law, medical and doctor of pharmacy students are also available.

Scholarship awards per academic year range from $2,000 to $5,000 for undergraduate students, and $1,000 to $5,000 for graduate students.

USC Latino Alumni Association
Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Recipients
2020-2021

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Abreu
Izaiah Aguilar
Leslie Aguilar
Karina Aguirre
Carol Alata
Bianca Alonso-Bermudez
Josie Alvarez
Karen Alvarez
Luisa Aquino
Isabel Vega Arellano
Zaida Ascencion
Joel Avila-Salguero
Victoria Barrios
Areli Benigno
Isabel Bosch
Diego Briones
Valerie Burgess
Isabella Caltabiano
Evelyn Camacho
Andrea Castillo
Maria Castillo
Anahi Chavarria
Jorgel Chavez
Ariadna Cruz
Michelle David
Juliana Diaz
Angel Flores
Daniel Flores
Krystin Flores
Jorge Campos Franco
Krystal Gallegos
Ana Garcia
Miguel Garcia-Fuentes
Kali Garibay
Adrianna Gonzalez
Camila Grases
Chloe Gudino
Jose Gutierrez
Xavier Jackson
Teny Khachadourian
Efrain Laguna
Clarissa Leija
Anthony Llamas
Sylvia Lopez
Michael Lopez
Andrea Loyola
Luis Loza
Bianca Luna-Lupercio
Michelle Marcial
Mike Marquez
Thomas Martin
Cheldy Martinez
Irisela Martinez
Leslie Mateo
Carol Medina
Kimberly Melgoza
Dalia Mendoza
Alyssa Mirabal
Cristal Molina
Paola Morales
Rosa Noriega-Rocha
Sandra Olmedo
Arianne Ontiveros
Julian Oseguera
Anthony Pacheco
Natalia Parraz
Brianna Pasillas
Daniel Patterson
Maricarmen Pedroza
Steven Pineda
Mariah Quintero
Brianneth Rocha
Brigitte Rodriguez
Giancarlo Rodriguez
Karyna Rodriguez
Eduardo Rodriguez-Jaramillo
Valeria Rosas
Bryan Saavedra
Alexia Sambrano
Edgar Sanchez
Skyler Savage
Stephanie Solis
Claudia Torres
Esperanza Torres
Rebecca Torres
Luis Tun
Kierra Valdez-McClure
Jessica Vazquez
Milagros Vidal
Madina Zermeno
Valeria Zevallos

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Alexander Bosch
Valerie Gutierrez
Susana Hinojosa
Nicolas Ruesga
Daniel Serrato

USC School of Architecture
Esmeralda Aceituno
Barbara Aguirre
Jennifer Quito Alvarez
Alexa Blanchet
Itzayana Felipe
Ekaxi Hernandez

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Rudy Falagan

USC Iovine & Young Academy
Anthony Ramirez-Garcia

USC Marshall School of Business
Matthew Amado
Clarissa Arias
Spence Blood
Kristyn Byrd
Cuauhtemoc Chavero
Susan Chavez
Juan Cruz
Horeb Camilo De Moya
Malayna Domingo
Samantha Gamez
Jonathan Garcia
Adrianna Gonzalez
Sofia Guerra
Brennen Lopez
Martin Lozada
Sonnie Martinez
Angelica Mejia
Eduardo Morales
Angello Nava
Rodrigo Pecchio
Sabrina Perla
Yarisma Rocha
Misty Rodriguez
Catalina Roldan
Mitchell Steimle
Tatiana Turner
Bryan Vaca
John Velasquez

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Andres Casanova
Steven Harmon
Santos Herrera
Orlando Pelayo
Rory Torres
Eddy Zapata Reyna

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Anthony Baca
Kevin Camargo
Isabel Castillo
Alexandra Galvan
Trinity Gomez
Gabrielle Gutierrez
Angie Orellana Hernandez
Julio Martinez
Mia Mendez
David Mendoza
Gloria Mendoza Ruiz
Kate Sequeira
Kristal Silva
Isabel Torres

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Diego Lopez

USC School of Dramatic Arts
Jennifer Arias
Giovanny Camarena
Jesus Garcia
Miguel Garcia
Thalia Garcia
Danielle Jaramillo
Abdiel Montes
Adam Torres
Alexis Turner
Olivia Velasquez

USC Rossier School of Education
Maritza Andrade
Cristian Castro
Carol Enriquez
Abigail Garcia
Natalie Hart
Rosalva Isidoro
Linda Luna
Cenia Martinez
Martha Duran Martinez
John Mendoza
Jose Perez-Guerrero
Carla Ramos
Brittany Ruiz

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Carlos Acosta
Andres Aguilar
David Armendariz
Nicole Avendano
Diana Bonilla
Christopher Bott
Daniel Briones
Luis Cabrera
Caroline Cassou
Giovanni Flores
Seth Goolsby
Irvin Hernandez
Javier Macossay Hernandez
Claudia Herrera
Esmeralda Leon
Adrian Lopez
Mauricio Miranda
Andrez Muniz
Marcoantonio Muniz
Bella Nava
Joseph Pedraza
Ashley Perez
Breece Phipps
Mario Pinto
Brian Plotnik
Francisco Rodriguez
Martin Romo
Manuel Benitez Ruiz
Manuel Ruiz
Diana Salcedo-Pierce
Helen Salinas
Christian Salinas
Ana Luiza Schuch
Jason Stephens
Jacob Toney
Patrick Valadez

 

USC Davis School of Gerontology
Bianca Paulus

USC Gould School of Law
Liliana Cervantes
Yvette Lopez
Christopher Pineda

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Alec Allee-Munoz
Alejandra Barreto
Tiffany Calero
Jose Gutierrez
Isabella Hernandez
Janet Jaime
Cheldy Martinez
Daniela Orozco
Sofia Reyes
Cesar Rivera
Julia Silva
Elizabeth Tapia
Diana Torres

USC Thornton School of Music
Hannah Abrahim

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Stephanie Gomez-Rubalcava
Samantha Osuna
Lizeth Rivera
Daniel Padilla Vega

USC School of Pharmacy
Edwin Bermudez Barron
Patricia Oto
Gilberto Peña

USC Bovard College
Eric Pingarron

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Nayeli Camacho
Cole Cervantes
Arleth Cespedes
Sonia Chavez-Meza
Nicholas Echevarria
Abisai Espinoza
Ashley Espinosa
Christopher Estrada
Natasha Flores-Makon
Hannah Franco
Gabriel Garcia
MJ Lopez
Ramiro Pacheco
Arathzy Portillo
Ana Rosas
Steven Saucedo

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Ana Barrio
Suzette Barron
Charlene Cruz
Valeria Gomez
Alanis Gonzalez
Santiago Gonzalez
Tracy Gonzalez
Candy Iniguez
Sylvia Lemus
Sergio Manzo
Jacqueline Urrutia

Apply for a Scholarship

Eligibility

The LAA Scholarship Committee considers a number of factors in a student’s application, including USC activities and service. The committee is particularly interested in funding students who have demonstrated a commitment to the Latino/Hispanic community, as well as leadership aptitude and exceptional academic and professional potential.

Scholarship applicants must be enrolled as full-time students: undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 units per semester with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, while graduate students must complete a minimum of 6 units per semester with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and/or merit. A needs assessment and overall financial aid package will be evaluated to determine the amount of assistance provided by the LAA. The Submission deadline is March 1, 2021.

Requirements

Undergraduate students who are awarded scholarships must complete 15 credits of volunteer service/involvement with LAA during the academic year. Scholars must also register with the USC Career Center. Undergraduate scholarships renew automatically each year, provided that the student fulfills the credit requirements and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Graduate students do not have to complete credits, but are strongly encouraged to participate in LAA events. Graduate students must reapply each year to be considered for the scholarship.

Important Notes and Instructions

Scholars receive 50% of their award during the fall semester and 50% in the spring semester.

  • Notifications will be sent out by August 31, 2021.
  • All decisions by the LAA Scholarship Committee are final and irrevocable.
  • Questions? Please contact the LAA office at latinoalumni@usc.edu or (213) 740-4737.
Apply for an LAA Scholarship

Support Scholarships

Help us propel the next generation of leaders by supporting USC Latino Alumni Association scholarships! We welcome donor support to increase scholarship funds for USC students. Donations of any size make a difference.and are all tax-deductible. Give Today!

Scholarship Funds

These four funds support USC undergraduate and graduate students from all majors:

USC Latino Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Kathy and Charlie Adams Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Luis and Margie Armona Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ulloa Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Annie Villalobos Hernandez Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund supports undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the education.

Moysset Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
This fund supports students pursuing studies in education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. 

LAA Law Scholarship Fund
This fund was created in partnership with La Raza Law Students Association. It supports law students entering the third year of their program.

Felipe Plascencia Exceptional Funding Endowed (for current USC Scholars only)
This fund provides financial support to current USC LAA Scholars so they may participate in educational and professional opportunities not covered by financial aid, including travel to conferences, business attire and professional association memberships.