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Now Accepting Applications for Alumni & Class Legacy Scholarships!

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DO I QUALIFY?

For all Alumni and Class Legacy scholarships, students must:
• Be current and returning USD undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.
• Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
• Demonstrated involvement or service to USD and/or the community.
• Special consideration given to students who filled out a FAFSA and have financial need.

Other Criteria:

Alumni Endowed Scholarship
• Special consideration given to legacy students, who are relatives of USD alumni.

Daniel L. Burkett III Memorial Scholarship
-open to undergraduate students only
• Be an active member and in good standing with a social Greek Life organization.
• Special considerations given to students in Alcalá Club and Omnicron Delta Epsilon.

Kyle O’Connell Memorial
  • Enroll in the study of the healing arts including nursing, marriage & family therapy or the sciences.
  • Demonstrate a passion for their chosen area of study and how their education will facilitate
    1) discover and/or improve treatments or find a cure for cancer,
    2) provide comfort and hope for patients and families struggling with terminal illness, or
    3) be an advocate and motivate others to be active in the fight against cancer.

Senior Class Legacy Scholarship - open to undergraduate students only
• Demonstrates a lasting impact through campus involvement.

Therese Whitcomb '53 Scholarship
• Special consideration given to legacy students, who are relatives of USD alumni.
• Special consideration given to transfer students.
 
ESSAY PROMPTS:

DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR THE FULL NAME OF ANY ALUMNI OR FAMILY MEMBER IN YOUR ESSAY TEXT. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE.

Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Describe in 500 words your involvement and service to USD and/or the community and how you will continue your involvement and service as an alumnus/a.

Daniel L. Burkett III Memorial Scholarship
Describe in 750 words how you were able to benefit the life of somebody else through any personal life experiences, your involvement in USD Greek Life, and/or other campus involvement or community service.

Kyle O’Connell Memorial
Describe in 750 words why you chose your academic major, and how you will use your education to do one or a combination of the following

  1. Discover/improve treatments and/or find a cure for cancer;
  2. Provide comfort and hope for patients and their families struggling with terminal illness;
  3. Be an advocate and motivate others to become active in the fight against cancer. 

Senior Class Legacy Scholarship
Describe in 500 words how you have left a legacy through your campus involvement and how you foresee it will impact future USD students.

Therese Whitcomb ‘53 Scholarship
Describe in 500 words your involvement and service to USD, the community and its impact.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Alumni Relations at (619) 260-4819; alumni@sandiego.edu or stop by Degheri Alumni Center Room 137, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.