Bridges Academy

Education is central to the University of San Diego's mission, and our commitment to education travels beyond campus borders. Bridges Academy is a lecture series which aims to quite literally “bridge” the gap between USD and San Diegans over age 55 through educational opportunities. A sense of community is such an integral part of education here at USD, and Bridges Academy is designed to foster relationships with those outside of campus and promote interaction with the University.

We invite you to join our lecture series and experience the wonder and growth that education provides. These exciting and valuable lectures are offered by leading USD faculty and staff. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the Fall 2020 lecture schedule

Bridges Endowed Scholarship

The Bridges Endowed Scholarship, supported by the attendees of Bridges Academy, has been awarded to two students per year since reaching endowed status in 2005. The growth of this fund has allowed us to provide larger scholarships each year, greatly impacting the lives of our deserving students. The first scholarships awarded were for $1,000 per student. In 2019, the scholarship recipients each received $4,710. We sincerely thank you for your support and interest and look forward to seeing you on campus!

If you would like to make a gift to the Bridges Endowed Scholarship, please send a check (payable to the University of San Diego, subject line: Bridges Academy) to:

USD Office of Planned Giving
Degheri Alumni Center, Suite 206
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

You may also make a gift online

View photos of the 2019 Bridges Academy Holiday Luncheon, celebrating the two student recipients of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship.