The Joseph Patrick Allen Endowed Scholarship

TLLA has funded many scholars over its 60 year history.  Members have donated $45,000 to the Marshall School’s Masters of Business for Veterans,  $35,000 to the Keck School of Medicine  and $15,000 to the Dean Joan M. Schaefer scholarships.   In 2001 TLLA established the Joseph Patrick Allen Endowed Scholarship Fund to commemorate the life and memory of Joe Allen who served as Vice Provost of Enrollment Services at USC from 1993 to 2001.  The scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences for their junior year and can be renewed by applying again for their senior year.  

J.P. Allen Scholars embody true Trojan ideals through personal and academic achievements.  Applications are available in October at or by calling (213) 740-5930, and are due around February 1st.  Final candidates are  interviewed by the TLLA Scholarship Committee.

 J.P. Allen Scholar eligibility criteria

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student in Dornsife College, and must have entered USC with a GPA of 3.67 or higher.
  • Cannot be related to a current member of the TLLA Board or Scholarship Committee.
  • Must demonstrate merit and financial need.
  • Possess academic strengths and leadership skills; and be involved on campus and in the community.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 units per semester, plan to graduate in four years, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at USC.

2019-2020 TLLA  Joseph Patrick Allen Scholarship Recipients

First Name Last Name Year             Major Minor City
Andy Tzeng Senior* Biological Sciences   Arcadia
Samantha Kosai Senior* Sociology   Irvine
Alexandra Stella Senior* Envirnomental Studies   Van Nuys
Nima Tahamzadeh Junior Law History and Culture    
Lauren Oberreiter Junior International Relations    
Isabel Torres Junior Journalism and Social Change    
Allison Nguyen Junior Biochemistry    


 2019-2020 TLLA  Trojan Tribute Scholarship Recipients

First Name Last Name Year             Major Minor City
Megan Reilly Senior Accounting    
Yasaman Pedram Senior Health Promotion & Disease Prevention    
Joel Krogstad Senior Economics    


2019- 2020 Scholarship Recipients with TLLA Scholarship Chair Marcia Kreditor
From left - Andy Tzeng, Samantha Kosai, Alexandra Stella, Isabelle Torres, Yasi Pedram, Megan Reilly, Joel Krogstad, Allison Nguyen