USD School of Law Private Scholarships



Each year the USD School of Law awards several scholarships sponsored by various university benefactors to upper-division students. Note that the criteria, number of awards, and amount of money awarded for these scholarships may change at any time due to funding, endowment earnings, donors’ restrictions or other institutional priorities. All scholarships will be coordinated with other financial aid. Private scholarships include the following:

Alec Cory/Procopio Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Alec Cory, will be awarded to a 3L or 4L law student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public interest law.

Albert and Mae Lee Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates a strong scholastic ability and outstanding moral character.

Barbara L. MacLean Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of alumni Michael Rider, ‘83 (JD), and Debbie Rider, ‘84 (JD), this scholarship is awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.

Blanchard, Krasner & French Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to continuing law students who demonstrate financial need.

Businesslink Scholarship

This is part of a USD-wide scholarship created by gifts from BusinessLink Members (a corporate consortium). The law school scholarship will be based on financial need and/or merit.

C. Hugh Friedman Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a student who is beginning his/her final year of study at the School of Law (third-year full-time student or fourth-year part-time student), and who has demonstrated an interest and proficiency in business law. The student must have taken one or more courses in business law (examples include, but are not limited to, corporations, business planning, securities regulation and intellectual property), and have performed well academically in those courses. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Cary Mack Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.

The Christopher McCallister Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and the Class of 2007 seeking to honor the leadership qualities and entrepreneurial spirit that were hallmarks of Chris McCallister’s life created this scholarship. An award is available to a third-year law student in good standing who contributes to the diversity of the law school and/or to the legal profession generally because of their socio-economic background, life experiences, personal circumstances, or other obstacles he/she may have overcome. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills in professionally related endeavors or in community service or volunteer work (may include leadership roles in student-related activities and projects).

Class of 1963 Scholarship

This scholarship from the Class of 1963, in honor of their 50-year reunion, will be awarded to a 3L or 4L law student with demonstrated academic success and financial need.

Class of 1975 Scholarship

This scholarship from the Class of 1975 will be awarded to a 3L or 4L law student with demonstrated academic success and financial need.

Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Endowed Law Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to a female law student who demonstrates tenacity and determination and who is of modest family economic circumstances. The awardee must be highly self-motivated (demonstrated by work outside of school and overcoming obstacles in pursuing education) and see challenges as enriching. The awardee must have knowledge and appreciation of the struggles of women in America for equality and of those who came before her to take on the struggles of equality. She must demonstrate a desire to open doors for others in the future. Additionally, the awardee must support the values of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, a feminist bar association seeking to advance the status of women in the law and society. Note: Finalists will be required to submit a supplemental 1-page statement addressing three additional topics.

Darling Foundation Scholarship

Created by the Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation, this scholarship will be awarded to a law student demonstrating financial need.

David S. Casey Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to students showing promise in trial advocacy through achievements in connection with the Mock Trial Team, distinction in class work related to trial advocacy, or other such indicia of promise.

Delroy Richardson Endowed Law Scholarship

San Diego Gas and Electric endowed this scholarship in memory of their long-time employee Del Richardson. Del was a USD alumnus who was active in community and campus diversity issues. Grants from the Richardson family, other alumni, law firms and corporate contributors have supplemented this endowment. This scholarship is awarded to a student who enriches diversity, demonstrates need and has evidence of strong academic achievement.

Donna Lee Arledge Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in loving memory of Donna Lee Arledge. It will be awarded to a law student whose life has been impacted by cancer.

Fiorenza and Hernando Courtright Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to students whose family responsibilities require them to render financial assistance to their parent(s) or sibling(s) while attending law school. Single parents who are supporting their own children are also eligible to apply.

Frank E. and Dimitra F. Rogozienski Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a law student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance in business oriented law courses. Examples of such courses may include, but are not limited to, antitrust, bankruptcy, business planning, corporate finance, corporations, tax and other related corporate/business law courses. A preference will be given to third-year full-time and fourth-year part-time students who have completed two or more such courses.

Gerald and Donna McMahon Endowed Scholarship

Endowed by a gift from Gerald and Donna McMahon, a scholarship will be awarded to a student in good academic standing and who is making good progress toward completion of the requirements to earn the degree of Juris Doctor.

Grant Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

The University of San Diego School of Law Class of 1976 established an endowed scholarship in Professor Grant Morris’ name. It honors his nearly 30 years of service as a distinguished professor and twice acting Dean of the Law School. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing law student in need of assistance to lessen the financial burden of attending law school.

Helen and Webster Kinnaird Law Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student (2L, 3L or 4L) who demonstrates financial need.

Higgs, Fletcher, and Mack LLP Diversity Scholarship

The Higgs, Fletcher, & Mack Diversity Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a student who has a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities. The scholarship supports the firm’s efforts to promote diversity in the San Diego legal community and will be provided to a third (or fourth) year law student.

Irvin and Eleanor B. Kahn Endowed Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.

James E. Spain Family Law School Student Aid Endowment

This scholarship provides awards to assist continuing part-time students.

John Winters Memorial Fund

This scholarship was established to memorialize John M. Winters and his many years educating law students and his contributions to the School of Law at the University of San Diego. This scholarship is awarded to a third-year full-time or fourth-year part-time student. The primary criterion for selection is financial need. In those cases where more than one student qualifies based on relatively equal need, preference shall be given to the students who have families to support. If two or more students qualify based on financial need alone, any such tie shall be broken by taking into consideration the student's academic accomplishments and contributions to the School of Law.

Kevin and Bryan Briscoe Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

A scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been involved in community activities or volunteer service during law school.

Kim and Mark Koro Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.

Lou Kerig Endowed Scholarship Fund

Alumni seeking to honor Professor D.V. (Lou) Kerig created an endowed scholarship fund. Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are in the upper 50% of their class, have financial need, and have excelled in Evidence.

Honorable Louis M. Welsh Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship fund was established to continue the legacy of the Honorable Louis Welsh. The scholarship will be awarded to encourage a continuing student who exemplifies the highest ethical standards and believes in the humanity of the law. The applicant should demonstrate their passionate desire to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a trial lawyer. The applicant should show academic promise and demonstrate financial need due to life issues.

Lawrence Mahlum Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has previous experience in the work place or in the military and is wishing to obtain a law degree to enhance their skills or make a career change. Priority for this scholarship will be given to an evening or part-time student.

Mary and Alan Schulman Scholarship

Students qualifying for this scholarship will be in the top half of the class and they must contribute to the diversity of the law school generally because of their socio-economic background, life experiences, personal circumstances or other obstacles they may have overcome.

Michael Konz Memorial Scholarship

Michael Konz was a second year evening law student who worked full time at General Dynamics Convair Division as a human relations specialist. Michael was killed tragically in a work-related incident in 1992. His family, friends, classmates, professors, colleagues and General Dynamics established this fund in Michael’s memory. This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing part-time student in the upper one-half of the class who works full-time. A candidate who best embodies Michael's philanthropy, wit, optimism, integrity, and his dedication to the study of law will be selected. Letters of recommendation are suggested.

Michael Mohr Memorial Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have finished in the upper one-half of their respective division. In addition, the students should demonstrate financial need and must have participated in the intramural program or allied activities, displaying strong character, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the program.

Moller Scholarship Endowment

Scholarships will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.

Richard A. Bayer Endowed Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to the first-year part-time student who earns the highest grade in Property.

Ronald Maudsley Memorial Scholarship

Professor Ronald Maudsley, during his life, stressed the importance of aspiring to the highest possible standards and working up to one's fullest potential. The award originally funded by the Maudsley family to memorialize Ronald Maudsley’s commitment to the University of San Diego will be given annually to a second year full-time or part-time student who best exemplifies these traits, taking into consideration his/her academic accomplishments at the law school and the potential for scholarly achievement.

Roseann Gerold Hoffman Endowed Scholarship

Created in memory of his wife, Judge Herbert Hoffman established this scholarship that will be awarded to a full-time law student, who demonstrates strong moral character and financial need.

Sol G. Dubroof Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student who demonstrates financial need.

Stephen C. Ferruolo and Julie Robinson Scholarship

Funded by the generosity of Dean Stephen Ferruolo and his wife Julie, a scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student who demonstrates financial need.

The Vargas Scholarship

Funded by a gift from USD Law Professor Jorge A. Vargas and his family, this scholarship is awarded to a student who enriches diversity, demonstrates need, has evidence of strong academic achievement and makes a formal commitment to improve relations between the United States and Mexico in the legal or judiciary areas.

Tim C. Rothans Public Service Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a part-time law student, currently employed, who is interested in serving the public in their legal career.  The classmates and family of Mr. Rothans who created this scholarship hope that will inspire future generations of professionals to serve the public’s interest.

Turner Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who enriches diversity, demonstrates need and has evidence of strong academic achievement.

Warren Family Endowment For Student Assistance 

This scholarship provides eleven awards to assist students in the second and third year full-time divisions. The awards are based on academic performance, financial need and demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities.

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