The scholarships listed on this page are available to incoming first-year students.

Merit Awards | Athletic Scholarships | Changemaker Scholarship | Choral Scholars Award | Music Scholarships | NROTC Scholarships

Merit Scholarship

Merit Awards

  • Award amount: $18,000-$25,000
  • Awards are renewable for four years as long as a student maintains minimum grade point average requirements.
  • Awards are determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, based upon superior academic performance with regard to grades, course selection and test scores.
  • First-year applicants will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship upon applying for admission to USD. (International applicants must submit official ACT or SAT scores in order to be considered.)
  • Only first-year applicants are eligible for merit scholarship consideration.
  • Financial need is not considered in the awarding of merit scholarships.
athletic scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

  • Award amount: varies by year and by sport
  • All of our NCAA Division I sports offer scholarship opportunities, except football and men's crew.
  • Contact the Recruiting Coach directly if you are interested in finding out how to qualify. Contact information is available on the Torero Athletics website
changemaker scholarship

Changemaker Scholarship

  • Award amount: up to $5,000
  • This scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate the spirit of a Changemaker through their capacity to take action and create positive social change in the world around them.
  • Applications become available every September and are due on October 31.
  • Financial need is taken into account when awarding Changemaker scholarships. In order to qualify, you must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Contact: Juan Carlos Rivas
choral scholars

Choral Scholars Award

  • Award amount: $1,200-$10,000
  • Please review the Music Scholarships webpage for details on eligibility and application requirements.
  • Applications are due February 1.
  • Contact: Emilie Amrein, DMA
music scholarship

Music Scholarships

  • Award amount: $500-$15,000
  • The Department of Music offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Visit the Music Scholarships webpage for detailed information on the various award types, as well as eligibility and application requirements.
  • Contact: Ron Shaheen, PhD
rotc scholarship

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarships

  • Award amount: full tuition
  • Visit the NROTC website for details on this program, as well as scholarship eligibility and application requirements.
  • Contact: Mona Lisa Della Volpe

Additional university scholarships are available to current students, such as: departmental scholarships, endowment scholarships, research grants, internship stipends and more.
Visit the Office of Financial Aid website for helpful information on outside scholarships.