Scholarships

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 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 $500 to $5,000 for graduate students.

LAA students

Apply for a Scholarship for the 2023-24 Academic year

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.

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.

Requirements

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 are now available via USC Scholarship Universe platform through USC Financial Aid for the 2023-24 academic year.  Please click here to view all available scholarships at USC.
  • USC LAA Undergraduate application, please click here.
  • USC LAA Graduate application, please click here.
  • USC Moysset Family Endowed Scholarship application (this scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in Education – open to undergraduate, graduate and EdD students), please click here.
  • USC Annie Villalobos Hernandez Endowed Scholarship application (this scholarship is for students pursuing degrees in Education – open to undergraduate and graduate students only), please click here.
  • 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 latinoalumni@usc.edu or (213) 740-4737.

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 2023.

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USC Latino Alumni Association
Undergraduate and Graduate
Scholarship Recipients
2022-2023

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Amy Andrade
Luisa Aquino
Juan Cruz
Abraham Flores
Ruben Flores
Alexandra Galvan
Cristal Gomez
Trinity Gomez
Chloe Gudino
Gabrielle (Gigi) Gutierrez
Denisea Lovato
Olivia Mejia
Mia Mendez
Jose Mendoza Ruiz
Valeria Ortiz
Marco Ramirez
Maria Robles
Irianna Rocha
Karyna Rodriguez
Jose Romo
Natalie Torres
Elijah Velarde
Remy Vigil
Diego Ynzunza

USC School of Architecture
Esmeralda Aceituno
Valeria Alegre
Sandra Maestre
Jennifer Quito Alvarez
Heryann Reyes Ayala

USC Bovard College
Susana Hinojosa

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Joyzel Acevedo
Julian Barahona
Brandon Castro
Maritza Cruz
Karolina Esqueda Rocha
Sophia Fijman
Kinley Gomez
Sebastian Guzman
Miranda Montenegro
Gabriel Medina
David Padron-Harris
Jeanine Quintanilla
Angela Rockey
Martha Rodriguez

USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Elizabeth Abreu
Erika Aguayo Gutierrez
Izaiah Aguilar
Karina Aguirre
Carol Alata
Evi Alonzo
Margie Amenero
Andrew Avalos
Ana Baez
Anagloria Barreto
Nicole Carrera
Andrea Castillo
Maria Castillo
Giancarlo Ceja
Rachel Cervantes
Anahi Chavarria
Karina Chavez-Saucedo
Emma Cruz
Daniela De La Cruz
Enrique Delgado
Isabella Delgado-Rojas
Blanca Diaz
Valeria Diaz
Hector Espinoza
Celeste Ferreira
Paulina Flores
Bethanne Flores-Carrillo
Vapsi Flores-Carrillo
Irene Franco Rubio
Kali Garibay
Brenda Gil Martinez
Blanca Godoy
Raymiro Gomez-Galiano
Estevan Gonzalez
Jorge Gonzalez
Jaynelle Granados
Noah Hernandez
Rebecca Hernandez
Emily Hurtado
Itzel Ibarra
Daniel Kos
Efrain Laguna
Jocelyn Leon
Valeria Leon
Naomi Lima
Natalia Lima
Paola Lopez
Evelyn Marquez
Gabriella Marquez
Mike Marquez
Gabriela Martinez
Alyssa Matias
Angelica Medina Cuevas
Karla Mejia Bonilla
Katey Mejia Perez
Yhanellie Mendoza
Michelle Montenegro
Andrea Morfin Valencia
Miguel Moya
Eirenne O’Neill
Damaris Ortega
Laura Ortiz
Dominic Pak
Klarissa Palacios
Ashley Perez
Ricardo Perez
Sophia Perez
Cindy Rivas
Brigitte Rodriguez
Giancarlo Rodriguez
Marcus Ruiz
Bryan Saavedra
Emily Sanchez
Alec Sanchez-Nigolian
Skyler Savage
Daisy Segundo-Parra
Madelyn Sequeira
Taylor Simonian
Natalie Sipula
Alfredo Torres
Esperanza Torres
Rebecca Torres
Samantha Torres
Sarah Torres
Luis Tun Orozco
Aime Turberville
Ericka Urrutia
Ivy Vega Arellano
Bryan Velazquez Flores
Consuelo Vidal-Perez
Madina Zermeno

USC School of Dramatic Arts
Jennifer Arias
Elizabeth Calderon
Thalía Colón García
Alcides Costa Jr.
Mackenzie Jaimes
Cristal Molina
Olivia Velasquez
Diego Whitehill

USC Davis School of Gerontology
Janessa Contreras
Maria Oorloff
Lauren Sutherlin

USC Gould School of Law
Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff

USC Iovine and Young Academy
Marissa Alvarez
Edward Chanquin
David Porter IV
Anthony Ramirez-Garcia

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Diego Lopez

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Alejandra Barreto
Tiffany Calero
Alberto Carvajal Jr
Jessica Flores
Oswaldo Garcia
Jose Gutierrez
Isabella Hernandez
Emanuel Herrera Pineda
Alejandra Lopez
Annette Malan
Jennifer Mason
Valeria Mejia
Alina Mercado
Alyssa Mirabal
Manuel Morales
Alejandra Novoa Vargas
Alberto Ortega
Isabella Ortiz
Edward Padilla
Karla Padilla Leon
Joshua Perez
Brenda Ramirez
Cesar Rivera
Catherine Santizo
Julia Silva
Lucas Silva
Raul Soto Jr.
Ruben Ulloa, Jr.
Sofia Reyes

USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Nicolas Ruesga

USC Marshall School of Business
Kevyn Calleja
Horeb Camilo De Moya
Rudy Cartagena
Sophia Cestari
Andrhe Cunha
Allen De Leon
Malayna Domingo
Daniella Echeverria
Sofia Godoy
Bryan Gomez
Adrianna Gonzalez
Jazmine Gonzalez
Lizbeth Gonzalez
David Huerta
Taylor Jackson
Sarah Locher
Martin Lozada
Diego Lundstrom
Danissa Marroquin
Giovanni Miranda
Jacqueline Molina
Jose Alejandro Montemayor
Victoria Mora
Angello Nava
Julianna Pantoja
Olivia Patterson
Ygor Pereira
Sabrina Perla
Maria Polanco
Javier Ramirez
Samuel Ramirez
Gerardo Rochin
Jaime Romero
Cate Ruiz
Gabriel Solis
Joshua Soto
Michelle Tzoc
Alexis Valle
Lessly Villa

USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Alejandro Campos Robledo
Valeria Duarte
Yeini Guardia
Esequiel Jimenez
Carly Martinez
Samantha Osuna
Andrea Perdomo
Alvin Pleitez
Berenice Rodriguez
Esther Sican
Chantal Sotomayor

USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Arianna Beltran
Alberto Fernandez
Teny Khachadourian
Luis Larios
Nubia Mejia
Gilberto Peña

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Carlos Gonzalez

USC Roski School of Art and Design
Roman Rodriguez

USC Rossier School of Education
Samantha Jimenez
Andrea Leal
Brandon Loera
Evelyn Lopez
Reyna Macias
Chelsea Martinez
Keily Molina
Enrique Perez
Omar Ramos
Cesar Romero
Fabiola Santiago-Garrido
Bianca Trevizo
Victor Valadez
Janette Valenzo Venegas

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Shelly Booker
Elena Castro Beltran
Linda Davalos
Ana Grisales
Vanessa Lopez
Melissa Montalvan
Isabel Ocegueda
johnny Pinto
Francis Rodas
Marisa Vasquez
Dana Zaredini

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Jonathan Antonio
Ariana Avalos
Melissa Ayala
Nayeli Camacho
Rebecca Corletto
Ashley Espinosa
Andrew Farias
Edelberto Flores
Kevin Gomez
Alison Kwan
Maria Lopez
Yesenia Lujan
Hugo Munoz
Amanda Pantoja
Arathzy Portillo
Vanessa Ramirez
Rianna Rios
Isidoro Serna
Cristofer Tzoc
Pedro Velasco
Jessica Zambrano

USC Thornton School of Music
Sophia Balderas
Mateo Gonzales
Jacobo Herrera
Emmanuel Yoque

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
David Armendariz
Christopher Bott
Daniel Briones
Rachel Channell
Luis Diaz
Patricia Garcia
Daniel Gonzalez
Juan Grases
Michael Hernandez
Hinai Iraheta
Arlette Irrazabal
Ana Lian
Adrian Lopez
Monserratt Navarrete Vega
Ashley Perez
Ariana Robles
Dyllan Rodriguez
Leslie Rodriguez
Christian Salinas
Cinthia Sanchez Alvarado
Ana Schuch
Jose Torres
Jose Zarate-Diaz

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 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.

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.