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Therese Whitcomb '53 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is named in honor of the first graduate from the College for Women, Therese Truitt Whitcomb '53. Alumni continually express their gratitude to the University for the excellent academic, spiritual, physical and emotional development that USD provided. Many of the alumni recognize that if financial assistance was not available they would not have been able to attend USD. For this reason, USD alumni created this scholarship so that future students will have the opportunity to attend USD. The scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated exceptional service to the University and community.

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Meet the 2014-2015 Therese Whitcomb '53 Scholars:


Sukhpreet Bains ’15
  Sukhpreet Bains has a deep love and commitment to USD. Her interest have ranged from serving in student body government to being part of the Changemaker Hub and creating the first Changemaker student committee. She attended, helped host, and spoke at the AshokaU Exchange. Her accomplishments she credits to the support of her peers, mentors, and advisors.

She said, “I am extremely grateful for the alumni community of USD. Their support, commitment to their alma mater, and continued love is very appreciated and I truly cannot wait to belong to the alumni community and continue to spread the Torero love!”
Laura Glennie ’16
  Laura Glennie is majoring in International Business. She is involved in the International Business Club and City of Refuge Club. She is a student supervisor at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, and interned at the World Trade Center in San Diego. Her future career interests include helping small businesses take their products into international markets.

She said, “I would like to personally thank you for making my educational journey so successful. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend a university that aligns with my educational goals and personal morals. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community.  One day, I hope I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”
Monica Williams '16
Monica Williams is a Biology major with minors in English and Chemistry. She is an active member of USD's American Medical Student Association (AMSA). In addition, she is a peer mentor through University Ministry and Choir member at Founder's Chapel. After graduation, she hopes to enroll in a Physician Assistant (PA) program and become a practicing PA in a general family practice.

She said, “Thank you so much for your generosity in awarding me this scholarship. You will never know how much this award will help me and my family as I continue my studies here at USD, which has become not just a school, but a second home to me. There aren't adequate words that can express my gratitude, but please know I am incredibly thankful for your generosity.”