A scholarship fully funded by the USC Student Body
Prospective Students



Dear USC Topping Scholarship Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund at the University of Southern California. Please review the following instructions before you proceed with our online application process:

  1. The USC Topping Scholarship application consists of an online application, two letters of recommendation and an autobiography. Incomplete and/or late applications will NOT be reviewed. All components of the application must be submitted online by 11:59 pm PST on the appropriate scholarship deadline:

Freshman Applicants - Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Transfer & Graduate Applicants - Monday, May 16, 2016

  1. Familiarize yourself with the NTSAF scholarship application by reviewing our USC NTSAF Application Instructions. (Hint: understanding the selection criteria will help you when writing your autobiography.)
  1. Identify two individuals that will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. When completing the application, you will be required to submit the contact information (name, position/title, organization/company, email address and phone number) for each recommender. An email will be sent to each recommender giving them the opportunity to upload your recommendation letter to your scholarship file.
  1. You will be notified via e-mail after each recommender uploads his/her letter of recommendation. If you do not receive an email confirmation at least one week prior to the deadline, it is your responsibility to follow up with your recommender. Please note that both letters need to be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on the appropriate scholarship deadline.
  1. You may save and update your scholarship application as many times as you would like. However, once you submit the application with your electronic signature your application is final and you will not be able to make any other changes.
  1. You will receive a confirmation notice when you submit your final application. This notice will time stamp your application and allow you to print a copy of your final application submission. Please print the confirmation for your records.

If at any time you have any questions regarding our online application process please contact the NTSAF at (213) 740-7575 or ntsaf@usc.edu.

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Norman Topping Student Aid Fund
University of Southern California
3601 Trousdale Parkway
Student Union Building 313
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: (213) 740-7575

Fax: (213) 740-0139

Email: ntsaf@usc.edu