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:
Kevin Briscoe Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to a student who has been involved in community activities or volunteer service during law school.
Fiorenza and Hernando Courtright Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships of varying amounts are 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.
C. Hugh Friedman Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship is 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.
Lou Kerig Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni seeking to honor Professor D.V. (Lou) Kerig created an endowed scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded to students who are in the upper 50% of their class, have financial need, and have excelled in Evidence.
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 died 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 is 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.
Class of 1975 Scholarship
The Class of 1975 Scholarship will be awarded to a 3L or 4L law student with demonstrated academic success and financial need.
Board of Visitors Scholarship
Generously funded by the Law School's Board of Visitors, this scholarship is awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates merit, leadership, and/or financial need.
Cary Mack Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a law student who demonstrates financial need.
Irvin and Eleanor B. Kahn Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonstrates financial need.
Law Alumni Board Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. It is awarded to a continuing student (2L, 3L, 4L) who has demonstrated a commitment to serving diverse communities.
Law Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. It is awarded to a continuing student (2L, 3L, 4L) who made an impact on the law school through their leadership and involvement with USD School of Law.
Law Alumni Board Merit Based Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. It is awarded to a continuing student (2L, 3L, 4L) who has demonstrated significant academic achievement while at the law school.
Law Alumni Board Need Based Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. It is awarded to a continuing student (2L, 3L, 4L) demonstrating financial need.
Law Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship is awarded to assist continuing students (full- or part-time).
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.
Michael Mohr Memorial Scholarship
This Scholarship is 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.
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.
Scholarships for Disabled Students in Memory of Gary Shoemaker and Richard Mulvey Endowment
This scholarship awards varying amounts to assist disabled students.
James E. Spain Family Law School Student Aid Endowment
This scholarship provides multiple awards to assist continuing part-time students.
S. A. Sutterfield Memorial Book Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to meritorious disabled students who demonstrate financial need.
Warren Family Endowment for Student Assistance
This scholarship provides awards to assist students in the second and third year full-time divisions. The awards are based on academic performance, financial need and who have a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities.
The Honorable Louis M. Welsh Endowed Scholarship
An endowed scholarship fund was established to continue the legacy of the Honorable Louis Welsh. The scholarship is 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.
Stephen C. Ferruolo and Julie Robinson Scholarship
Funded by the generosity of Dean Stephen Ferruolo and his wife Julie, this scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student who demonstrates financial need.
Darling Foundation Scholarship
Created by the Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation, this scholarship will be awarded to a law student demonstrating financial need.
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. The 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.
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. The 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 socioeconomic 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).
Lawyers Club of San Diego, Honorable Lynn Schenk Scholarship
The Lawyers Club of San Diego Honorable Lynn Schenk Scholarship was established to honor past Lawyers Club President and USD School of Law alumna, Lynn Schenk, and to provide financial support to a student member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego. The scholarship is funded by the Lawyers Club of San Diego Fund for Justice. A supplementary application is required. Applications are evaluated by the Lawyers Club of San Diego, a non-profit membership organization seeking to advance the status of women in the law, to support and improve the administration of justice and to promote equality of the sexes in our society. The scholarship can be used for tuition or books.
The Kroha Family Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to a law student who demonstrates strong academic performance.
Gerald L. and Donna M. McMahon Scholarship
Endowed by a gift from Gerald and Donna McMahon, a scholarship is 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.
Donna Lee Arledge Memorial Scholarship
The 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.
David S. Casey Trial Advocacy Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to a student showing promise in trial advocacy through his/her achievements in connection with the Mock Trial Team, distinction in class work related to trial advocacy, or other such indicia of promise.
T.C. Rothans Public Service Scholarship
This scholarship is 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.
This is part of a university-wide scholarship created by gifts from BusinessLink Members (a corporate consortium). The law school scholarship of various amounts will be based on financial need and/or merit.
Michael A. Connor - Horizon Law Group Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded to a student showing interest and proficiency in business transactional law. Factors of consideration that may be considered are performance in business transactional law courses (examples include, but not limited to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, deals and venture capital start-ups), nominations by faculty and extracurricular activities.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has previous experience in the work place 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.
Moller Scholarship Endowment
This Scholarship will be awarded to a continuing law student who demonsrates 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.
Roseann Gerold Hoffman Endowed Scholarship
Created in memory of his wife, Judge Herbert Hoffman established this scholarship that is awarded to a full-time law student, who demonstrates strong moral character and financial need.
Helen and Webster Kinnaird Law Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing law student (2L, 3L or 4L) who demonstrates financial need.
Frank E. and Dimitra F. Rogozienski Scholarship
This scholarship is 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.
Mary and Alan Schulman Scholarship
Students qualifying for this scholarship must in the top half of the class and they must contribute to the diversity of the law school generally because of their socioeconomic background, life experiences, personal circumstances or other obstacles they may have overcome.
Shurko Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a law student demonstrating financial need.
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 law student in need of help to less the financial burden.
Baker & McKenzie LLP Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student who has demonstrated academic success and gives evidence of a commitment to diversity during law school and in the legal profession.
Alec Cory - Procopio Cory Endowed Scholarship
The Alec Cory – Procopio Cory Endowed Scholarship was established through the generosity of the late Alec Cory and the law firm he helped establish, Procopio Cory. The scholarship is awarded to a 3L or 4L student who has demonstrated a commitment and interest in the area of public interest law.