Over the past 47 years, the USC Latino Alumni Association (LAA) has awarded more than $22.4 million in scholarships to 9,400 USC students who are 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 $500 to $5,000 for graduate students.
Apply for a Scholarship for the 2023-24 Academic Year
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.
Please note: incoming freshmen, transfer or graduate students can apply while being considered for admission to USC.
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, 2023.
Undergraduate students awarded and LAA scholarship must complete various requirements such as attending the LAA Scholars Retreat, professional development workshops, volunteer service/involvement with USC Latino Alumni Association during the academic year. Scholars must also register with the USC Career Center – ConnectSC. Undergraduate scholarships renew automatically each year if the student fulfills the requirements each academic year and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Graduate students must reapply each year for the LAA Scholarship and must complete limited USC LAA requirements during the academic year. LAA applications are available in October of each year and the deadline to submit the application is March 1st of each year
Important Notes and Instructions
Scholars receive 50% of their award during the fall semester and 50% in the spring semester.
- Scholarship applications will be available via USC Scholarship Universe platform through USC Financial Aid for the 2024-25 academic year by November 2023. View all available scholarships at USC.
- USC LAA Undergraduate application
- USC LAA Graduate application
- USC Moysset Family Endowed Scholarship application (this scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in Education – open to undergraduate, graduate and EdD students)
- USC Annie Villalobos Hernandez Endowed Scholarship application (this scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in Education – open to undergraduate and graduate students only)
- Notifications will be sent out in August of 2023.
- All decisions by the LAA Scholarship Committee are final and irrevocable.
- Questions? Please contact the LAA office at email@example.com or (213) 740-4737.
Scholarship Review Committee
The USC Latino Alumni Association seeks volunteers to review student scholarship submissions each year. All alumni who have graduated two or more years ago are eligible to apply to be a part of the Scholarship Review Committee. All committee members are required to attend a training session. Check back in the spring for opportunities to participate on this committee in 2024
USC Latino Alumni Association Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Recipients
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
USC Roski School of Art and Design
USC Rossier School of Education
Janette Valenzo Venegas
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Elena Castro Beltran
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
USC Thornton School of Music
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Monserratt Navarrete Vega
Cinthia Sanchez Alvarado
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!
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 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.