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Alumni Scholarships

For over six decades, USD has made its students and their ability to continue their education our main priority. Close to 50 percent of financial aid funding is made available through private support, including that from our supportive and benevolent alumni.

Popular perception is that it takes a significant donation to make a difference — but that’s simply not the case. The majority of funds raised from alumni scholarships, which enabled so many Toreros to return to campus this fall, were made up of individual gifts of $50 to $100. It’s amazing what a difference the generosity of many makes. 

For most USD undergraduates, the ability to cover costs simply would not be possible were it not for financial aid packages. Given the fact that the total annual estimated cost for a full-time undergraduate to attend USD is about $48,000, scholarships are a critical component to the university’s recruitment of qualified and deserving students.

Every gift matters and is greatly appreciated. We encourage you to learn more about USD scholarship programs. Please visit the Alumni Association's Scholarship Programs site or click on the various alumni scholarships to the right.

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Every contribution to USD is viewed as important. Whether it is great or small, donations like yours help build our Torero future.