Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship application available?
As of Friday, March 5, 2021, the 2021-2022 Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship application is available at: https://usc.scholarshipuniverse.com/school/plan/scholarships/view/96093. The application is due on Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:59pm(PST).
Do I need to be eligible for financial aid to apply?
No, students do not need to be financial aid-eligible to apply for a Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship.
Am I eligible for a Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship if I am an international student?
Yes, international students are eligible to apply for the awards.
Am I able to apply if I am currently a USC Trustee Scholar?
No, because Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition, Trustee Scholars are not eligible to apply.
Is there a GPA requirement to apply?
Although awards require a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above, students with an overall GPA between 3.3 – 3.5 or higher are generally most competitive for these awards. If this spring is your first semester of enrollment at USC, you are eligible to submit an application. However, you must earn a minimum cumulative USC GPA of 3.0 or above to be considered further for a scholarship. Please keep this in mind if considering any coursework for pass/no pass credit this spring in accordance with the University's extended pass/no pass policies found here.
If I received a Marshall Continuing Student Scholarship last year, do I need to re-apply this year?
Yes, all previous recipients are required to re-apply each year. Awards are one-time, non-recurring opportunities that are not automatically renewable from year-to-year.
When and how will I be notified of the scholarship decision?
Students who have been selected to receive a scholarship award will be notified in mid-summer. If chosen as a scholarship recipient, disbursement of the award(s) to a student’s account will occur upon receipt of a thank you letter for your scholarship's donor.
How is a scholarship application evaluated?
The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee will evaluate each student’s overall application, and determine awards based on criteria such as academic merit, extracurricular involvement, accomplishments and awards, academic and career goals, work experience, and/or financial need. Individual awards will vary depending on your financial aid package and/or the number of qualified applicants. Please note that the receipt of award monies may alter allocation of funds within your financial aid package (if applicable).
I am a student in the World Bachelors in Business (WBB) major. Am I eligible to apply?
Students who are in their fourth year of study and returning to USC may apply for Marshall continuing student scholarship awards. Students who are not in their fourth year of study and returning to USC are not eligible to receive these scholarships. Students who are in their fourth year of study, but who are not returning to USC for the final year of study are not eligible to receive these scholarships.