The Norman Topping Student Aid Fund is the only
student-initiated, student-funded, primarily
student-governed scholarship in the nation.

The Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) assists students with high financial need who demonstrate an extraordinary level of community awareness in their pursuit of higher education at the University of Southern California.

NTSAF Mission

The central mission of the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund is to empower our Topping Scholars and Fellows to realize their full potential at USC, in their communities, and in life beyond the University. To achieve this mission, the Fund provides support and guidance, community-building programs, and financial assistance. The Fund advocates for equity in higher education by selecting students with high-financial need who exhibit an extraordinary commitment to community.