Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship- Master

Awarded By: University of Southern California in USA
Updated on Apr 4, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Apr 4, 2024
Amount: Varies
United States of AmericaUSA

Scholarship Overview

University of Southern California offers the Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship. Every year, the International Students Office of University of Southern California awards scholarships to degree-seeking students who have specified financial needs. Note that a large portion of the scholarship funds come from International student tuition. Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree. The award is applicable for the courses like Master of Science in Business Analytics (STEM),Full-Time MBA,Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering,M.S. in Computer Science – Software Engineering,Master of Science in Electrical Engineering,Master of Science in Computer Science,Master of Science in Computer Engineering,IBEAR MBA,Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management ,Master of Science in Marketing,Executive MBA,Master of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Computer Networks,MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences,Master of Accounting,Master of Science in Civil Engineering (General Option),Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering,Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering,Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. If we consider the amount of the Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship, then it varies each semester. The applicants should review the scholarship application in order to fully understand the availability and amount for that particular semester. Bachelor degree is required for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship. As part of the selection process, students must attend an interview. The following documentation is required from students in order to apply for the scholarship: LOR and Official Transcripts.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (STEM)
  • Full-Time Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science – Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
  • IBEAR Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Computer Science with Specialization in Computer Networks
  • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (General Option)
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Applicable to undergraduate, transfer, graduate, or professional programs


Scholarship amount details

  • Award amounts vary from $1,000 to $3,000 per student
  • The amount of the award will vary based on the individually named scholarship and the merit of each student’s application
  • In the 2021-2022 academic year, the association awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 80 USC undergraduate and graduate students
  • Scholarship awards are not guaranteed from one academic year to another
  • All recipients are required to re-apply on an annual basis for scholarship awards

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.20 (last updated 7th December 2023).
Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States Of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Letters of Recommendation (LOR):
    • ONE letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with your involvement in community organizations
    • Encouraged, though not specifically required, that your involvement be a focus on serving an Asian Pacific community
    • Applicant may list an additional reference from a person familiar with their academic work Academic reference does not have to submit a written letter of recommendation
  • Application Process:
    • Complete online scholarship application form
    • Official transcript of completed coursework (e-transcripts may be emailed to apaa@uscedu)
    • In a well-developed personal statement (not exceeding 500 words), address the topic: What are some challenges faced today in the Asian Pacific community? How can you address those challenges based on your chosen field of study or community service? How can you make a positive impact by receiving this scholarship?
    • List all academic honors received in the past four years with the year and a brief description of the selection process
    • List all campus and community organizations of which you are a member, indicating your level of involvement and any leadership positions held In one paragraph, describe which activity or organization was the most meaningful to you
    • All documents can be uploaded with the online application
  • Application Deadline: 6:00 pm PST, Friday, March 11, 2022 No exceptions will be made
  • Interviews: A select number of applicants will be called in for interviews with the scholarship committee approximately four weeks after the deadline date (June 2021)
  • Scholarship Recipients: Agree to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours for the APAA during the academic year in which they receive their scholarship Volunteer hours are to be completed through APAA-produced or supported events and programs Students studying abroad are expected to complete their hours in their host country through local USC-affiliated clubs or organizations or upon their return
  • Volunteer Hours: Must be completed during the academic year in which the award is received

Scholarship Application:
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents:

Type of Document Indicates if Document is Required
LOR Required
Essay Required
CV Required
Transcripts Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship application open Not Available
Scholarship Deadline Not Available
Scholarship Decision date Not Available
Interview Date Not Available
FAQ Link https://alumniuscedu/usc-scholarship-faq/
Contact email apaa@uscedu
Contact number (213) 740-2300

Additional Information:
Scholarship recipients agree to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours for the APAA during the academic year in which they receive their scholarship.
Volunteer hours are to be completed directly through events and programs produced or supported by the APAA.
Students studying abroad for one or both semesters are expected to complete their volunteer hours in their host country through local official USC affiliated clubs or organizations, or upon their return.
If opportunities do not exist in their host country, it is possible that this requirement may not be fulfilled.
All volunteer hours must be completed during the academic year in which the award is received.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a full-time student (undergraduate, transfer, graduate, or professional) enrolled in a USC degree program for the entire 2022-2023 academic year (both fall and spring semesters)
  • Incoming first-year students who have not enrolled at the time of application are not eligible
  • Applicant must have achieved a minimum of an overall 30-grade point average (on a 40 scale) in his/her college coursework (USC medical students who do not receive grade points are exempt)
  • Interview: A select number of applicants will be called in for interviews with the scholarship committee approximately four weeks after the deadline date
  • Preference will be given to the following candidates:
    • Applicants of all ethnic backgrounds are eligible for consideration
    • Additional positive consideration will be given to Asian Pacific students or students who have shown a commitment to the Asian Pacific community
  • Scholarships are awarded using both merit and need-based criteria

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details:

Exam Name Indicates Exam If Any
TOEFL Required (minimum score 100)
IELTS Required (minimum score 7)
PTE Required (minimum score 70)
SAT Required
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 30 GPA)
Interview Required


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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
To qualify for the award, candidates must have completed the 12th grade.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
LOR, Essay,CV,Transcripts,Passport

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time