I emailed today asking if I was being considered merit money. I received $20k/yr from Duke, so I thought USC would offer something. They replied:
Congratulations on your admission to USC Law School!
The Admissions and Financial Aid Committee of the Law School has reviewed your application for scholarship assistance. Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds and are made by the Committee after reviewing the financial need, academic performance and potential of the applicant. Unfortunately, our available scholarship funds are not sufficient to make an award to all students who are admitted. Your outstanding record of academic, professional and personal achievement is to be commended, and we hope to be able to offer you a scholarship. Unfortunately, we have already offered a significant amount of scholarship assistance to other admitted applicants, and we do not have sufficient information at this time regarding whether these previously-made scholarship offers will be accepted. As with offers for admission, some scholarship awards are made to students who later choose to enroll elsewhere. When that occurs, the scholarship funds previously allocated to those students may become available for awards to other students. We will review our scholarship budget shortly after April 15, and determine if additional scholarship funds are available. If we are able to offer a scholarship award to you, then we will notify you before May 1st. Although we very much hope that you will enroll in August -- and we will sincerely attempt to find scholarship support for you -- we are unable to confirm a scholarship award for you at this time.