USC and the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences award a variety of scholarships each year to new and continuing students based on a variety of factors, including:

USC Mann Institutional and Endowed Scholarships

Top Tier

Top 25%: Students who are ranked within the top 25% of the applicant pool (new students) measured by the grand ranking score, which takes all aspects of their application and interview into consideration.

Top 50%: Students who are ranked within the top 50% of the applicant pool, measured by the grand ranking score. Also targeting the top 25% of the current student population based on their overall cumulative GPA.

High Need

Students who demonstrate high financial need. Financial need can be demonstrated by Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan (HPSL) eligibility, parent income, overall student loan debt, and high need indicators on the student’s PharmCAS application. Students may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including parent information to assist in demonstrating financial need.

Out-of-State and International Students

Out-of-state and international students, in line with the USC Mann Strategic Plan 2023-27 and the USC Mann Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2022-27.

Excellent Citizens of USC Mann

Prospective and current students who have demonstrated their commitment to USC Mann’s core values (Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Well-being, and Character) consistent with the USC Mann Strategic Plan 2023-27 .

Priority Deadline Applicants

Students who apply prior to the priority deadline.

Donor-defined Criteria

Students who meet specific criteria for scholarship funds as defined by the related scholarship donors.

New students seeking scholarships will be reviewed upon acceptance using information obtained during the admission process. There is no other scholarship application for new students.

Current students should complete the scholarship profile annually each spring, which will be used by the Scholarship Awards Committee to make award recommendations.  To access your scholarship profile, please click here.

Over 5.5 million dollars in scholarships are provided to PharmD students.  Scholarships are awarded based on availability and are subject to change at any time. 

The full process and timeline are available here.

USC University-Sponsored and Outside Scholarships

University-Sponsored and Outside Scholarships

Scholarships listed on the websites below have been reviewed by the University for all USC students. There is a wide variety of scholarship awards that you can apply for. Many are specifically for graduate and professional students. It’s a good idea to prepare a scholarship template that you can adjust depending on the type of scholarship you may be applying for. This allows you to occasionally review these lists and send out applications quickly.

Outside scholarships are available at iGrad, CollegeNET, Fastweb, and USC Scholarship Universe.