All graduate applicants are encouraged to apply for SCA scholarships as a part of the Slide Room application for admission. Information provided for the scholarship application has no impact on admission consideration as is reviewed by a separate committee. Please note that in order to be considered for SCA scholarships, domestic students are required to apply for Financial Aid at USC. Therefore, please make sure to complete your application for financial aid on time. Please visit the USC Financial Aid web page for more information about the financial aid process and application.
The George Lucas Family Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Production
The purpose of this fund is to support incoming, full-time graduate students in the Division of Film and Television Production. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. This award is renewable as long as the student satisfies the eligibility criteria each year.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed International Student Support Fund
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed International Student Support Fund, the largest and most substantial endowment of its kind here at SCA, is specifically designated for deserving students who hail from outside the United States. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. This award is renewable as long as the student satisfies the eligibility criteria each year. Students who receive funds will be known as HFPA International Scholars.
Shriram Family Graduate Student Support Fund
The purpose of The Shriram Family Fellowship is to support deserving, incoming, full-time graduate students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for whom affordability may be an obstacle, and who might otherwise be unable to pursue their educational goals at USC. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. This award is renewable as long as the student satisfies the eligibility criteria each year. Recipients will be named Shriram Fellows and will have the opportunity to meet with the donor(s).
The Grillo-Marxuach Family Fellowships
This award is open to applicants of the MFA Writing for Screen and Television program only. This award is funded by the Grillo-Marxuach Family, represented by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who earned an MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television's Graduate Screenwriting Program in 1993, and is one of the Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of Lost and creator of The Middleman. The purpose of this award is to support, encourage and educate students with underrepresented voices within the entertainment industry, with priority consideration given to candidates who have demonstrated unique knowledge or firsthand experience of — or a dedicated interest in — Hispanic language and culture.
In addition to SCA scholarships, prospective students are also encouraged to consider USC scholarships. The University maintains a number of prestigious scholarship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. To learn more about the various programs and application procedures, please visit the USC Financial Aid web page.