Dr. Robert Infantino was director of Teacher Education and director of Secondary Teacher Education in SOLES from
1976-1998. He retired in 2007 from the Department of Learning and Teaching after 31 years at USD as Faculty
Emeritus. Ginger Infantino received her B.A. and M.R.E. from USD. Additionally, their six children and one
grandchild also received their undergraduate education and degrees from USD.
The Infantino Family Scholarship, awarded annually, is provided to SOLES students in the Teacher Credential
Program or a combined credential and masters program in the Department of Learning and Teaching. Students must
demonstrate financial need and maintain a current, minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
To be eligible for the Infantino Scholarship, the following criteria must be satisfied:
- Incoming or Continuing full-time undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrate financial
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. We understand
some international students may be unable to complete the FAFSA. Please simply note that on your
- Admitted to a Teacher Credential Program or a combined credential and masters program in the Department of Learning and Teaching at SOLES.
- Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
- Complete the scholarship application.
- Complete the Scholarship Application Form
- Submit the Required Essay (500 word limit)
Written Response: What has led you to the teaching profession?