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Scholarship Endowments

The goal of USC Athletics is to recruit and develop student-athletes who will perform successfully in the classroom and compete at the championship level in every sport. An essential part of that equation involves our financial commitment to each individual team. Adequate funding helps us hire the best staff, offer athletic scholarships, provide the best facilities possible and support the team in meeting their day-to-day operational needs.

Athletic scholarship costs make up a significant portion of the USC Athletics operating expenses.  Annually Athletics  pays over $18 million to cover this expense. Growing the Endowment is essential to the long term sustainability of our sports and will allow us the freedom to use annual funds for operating needs and facility enhancements. Based on a 5% annual payout, $1,450,000 is needed in order to fully fund the $72,000+ cost of a scholarship for one student-athlete. Further, an endowed scholarship lasts forever and will fund in perpetuity many incredible student-athletes in the generations to come.

Contact Us

For more information regarding endowment giving, please call USC Athletic Development at (213) 740-4155 or email us at taf@usc.edu

 

The Investment

Based on a 5% annual payout, $1,450,000 is needed in order to fully fund the $72,000+ cost of a scholarship for one student-athlete.

Cost for one scholarship student-athlete recipient:

Tuition, fees & books: $55,523

Room/board: $14,886

Personal and Misc.: $1,324

Transportation:  $540

Total cost of attendance per student-athlete*: $72.273

*Based on 2017/2018 academic year

The Return

  •  126 national team titles and 386 individual titles since 1962.
  •  51 NCAA post-graduate scholarships.
  • 33 first-team Academic All-Americans.
  •  451 Olympians with 144 gold, 167 silver and 140 67 bronze medals.
  • 11 National Football Titles and 6 Heisman Trophies.