USC Staff Club Scholarships

The University Staff Club is soliciting applications for the 2013-2014 Graduate Scholarships.  All students (preferably those with an undergraduate degree from USC – but not required) who are currently enrolled in a USC graduate program are eligible for one of the twenty $1,000 scholarships being awarded this year.  Criteria for selection include academic record, financial need, activities, service and future goals.

The instructions for completing the Scholarship Application are as follows:
1. Download the document. Fill in the application questionnaire. Find the fillable PDF here
2. Save the document as your last name, first name onto your computer.
3. Return the application by e-mail to the Scholarship Committee at
The deadline is Friday December 27, 2013 3:00 P.M. (no exceptions)
4. We will begin accepting applications Thursday December 12, 2013.

If you are awarded a scholarship you will be invited, and are expected to attend
the first half of one of our Staff Club Executive Board Meetings
(date, time, and location to be announced, or our Annual Holiday Social).

Due to the many applications we receive, please do not apply if you have previously been awarded a scholarship. Thank you.

The names of the recipients of this year’s scholarships will appear on our website Monday February 3, 2013.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your application.

Scholarship Committee
USC Staff Club

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship – Deadline Jan 10, 2014

Read on to find out more about the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, formerly known as the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship.

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Available Countries: African Union, Bangladesh, Burma, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Samoa, and Timor-Leste.

The program is currently accepting applications from candidates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Currently a U.S. citizen
  • Have a masters degree  (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2014 or will be enrolled in a doctoral program prior to September 2014.
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time professional work experience in policy related fields. 

The Fulbright-Clinton fellowship deadline is January 10, 2014. Students are not required to meet with USC Fulbright advisors, but the Office of Academic and International Fellowships (information below) can assist if students have any questions. Applications must be submitted directly to Fulbright. Additional information, instructions, and tips are available at

You can also take advantage of this brief tutorial video:

From the Office of Academic and International Fellowships Noosha Malek, Director Martha Enciso, Associate Director Katie Calvert, Assistant Director GFS 227