Student Resources

To facilitate your success, we've created the following resources to guide you through your chemistry and biochemistry studies at USD.

Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarships/Fellowships

Award: The scholarship may be applied to semester, summer, or intersession courses at USD, and will not exceed $5,000
Application Deadline: December 7, 2020

June 2003 marked the grand opening of the Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, and the retirement of Dr. Alice B. Hayes, President of the University of San Diego. As part of the opening of the Shiley Center, a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hayes was therefore established in support of students who display merit and majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, environmental and ocean sciences, biophysics or physics. Students may choose to use funding from the Hayes Scholarship fund to support summer and academic year research. A committee of faculty members from the four science departments will judge applications.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to email Colleen Smith ( in Financial Aid stating the type and amount of Alice B. Hayes Endowed Scholarship you are applying for (scholarship for tuition and fees or research fellowship) prior to applying; she can inform you about how such an award will be coordinated with your other financial aid if you are selected as a recipient.

Application Requirements: 1) You must be majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Biophysics Studies or Physics. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must remain a student in one of these majors during the award period. 2) You must have a grade point average at or higher than a 3.25/4.00. 3) Scholarship applications will be evaluated on the record of academic accomplishment, involvement in scientific activities, campus engagement and leadership, expressions of career aspirations and how those align with the missions and goals of USD. In addition to these criteria, the Fellowship applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposed research.

USD Faculty Contact: Tammy Dwyer

Procedure: Hayes Application

Pathways to Science

Award: Summer internships, undergraduate scholarships and graduate program support.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016


Application Requirements: Series of scholarships to support students interested in undergraduate or graduate work in the sciences.

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