As USD continues to navigate the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many people in our community have reached out to ask what they can do to support students adversely affected during this time. If you would like to support students who are in financial need as a result of the coronavirus, we ask that you make a gift to the Students In Need Fund.  

Year-round, this fund is used as emergency support for students as needed. However, due to the current pandemic, we are experiencing increased demand from students who need help with affording alternative housing and covering food costs once they are relocated. Gifts to the Students In Need Fund will directly impact our most vulnerable students at this time.

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At USD, our students and faculty are making a difference every day on our campus, in our community, across the nation and around the world. But we don't do it alone. We do it through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends — like you — who believe strongly in USD… not only in what we do, but also in how we do it.

Your annual gifts allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students, recruit high-caliber faculty, fund academic research, support our Torero student-athletes, and serve the community in countless ways.

Your gifts can also help build our endowment, the mainstay of USD's future.
By making an endowment contribution, you help our students change the world today and you change our students for a lifetime.


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Giving By The Numbers

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  • 90%
    Over 90 percent of the gifts to our scholarships are made up of annual gifts ranging from $50 to $250
  • $1M+
    The Alumni Association's scholarship endowment recently exceeded $1,000,000.
  • Top 100
    We are the youngest private institution ranked in the U.S. News and World Report's top 100 national universities.
  • 1st
    #1 Undergraduate Study Abroad Participation (among Doctorate-granting Universities) by the Institute of International Education.

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