Burnham-Moores Center Offers Thousands in Scholarships

Thursday, November 15, 2018


With the cost of an exceptional education these days, scholarship opportunities are a big deal for students. The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) has made significant strides over the last year to greatly increase scholarship opportunities available for students. Through stewardship of existing donors and networking with professional organizations, the scholarship offerings to USD real estate students have increased from $90,000 to more than $200,000 in just 12 months. This dramatic increase in financial aid is important to the Burnham-Moores Center’s student-centric mission, as more than 75 percent of the USD student population is on some form of financial aid.

These scholarships include both current and endowed scholarships hosted through BMC, as well as scholarships offered through industry organizations. Some real estate students have been awarded multiple scholarships in a given year, so alumni are the first to encourage current students to be proactive and apply for more than just one.

Austin Dias '16 MSRE sets the bar high. He exemplifies the amount of scholarship support that real estate students can apply for and obtain through the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. His impressive background and community involvement made him a standout candidate for a vast number of scholarships.

"The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate does an incredible job of making the scholarships process very easy," says Austin. "All of the scholarships are available on the BMC website and the center has a dedicated professional to assist students with the process. I received $30,000 in scholarships and it was a great affirmation that the MSRE program was the right choice for me—I was truly honored. My reputation has been enhanced as a recipient of these prestigious scholarships."

USD real estate students are encouraged to visit the BMC website to apply for real estate scholarships. For more information on real estate scholarships, contact Joe Bertocchini, alumni and scholarship services manager, at (619) 260-4183.

If you would like to support USD’s real estate students by creating a new current or endowed real estate scholarship, contact Stath Karras, executive director.

View our student opportunities video, where alumni share their story about scholarships and the process.


Kimberly Malasky
(619) 260-4786