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.
The ultimate goal of the Fund is to help develop a sense of community within the university for all Topping Scholars and Fellows. To achieve this goal, the NTSAF provides the following programs and services to students: