Jewish Leadership Scholarship

Application Instructions

Students who submit the Common Application by the Early Action deadline of November 1, or by the Regular Decision deadline of December 1 for majors requiring a portfolio or audition, and identify as Jewish will receive an email with a link to the scholarship application.

You will also need to submit an additional essay, resume, and letter of recommendation from an advisor or rabbi by January 15. Late applications will not be considered.

  • Resume: Please highlight your academic and extracurricular activities, leadership roles, awards, and honors.
  • Essay: In 400-500 words, please describe how your Jewish identity influences your role as a leader and what you, as a Jewish leader, can do to perpetuate Jewish values in your participation in student life at USC.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please have your recommender email your recommendation letter to Kelsey Bradshaw Carroll at

Please upload one document containing both your resume and essay. (Max file size = 1 MB, PDF or Word files only)