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Invest in Great Educators, Mental Health Professionals, and Community Leaders

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King, Widow of Martin Luther King Jr. | Los Angeles Times, Jan. 16, 2000

Who inspired you when you were young? Chances are, it was a teacher, a school counselor, principal, after-school staffer, or nonprofit employee. The School of Leadership and Education Sciences prepares these leaders who will inspire today's generation to improve the world.

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How Will My Gift Make a Difference?
Your gift to SOLES will create a ripple effect that will last for decades to come.

SOLES Scholarship Fund
At the University of San Diego, more than 70 percent of students rely on scholarships or some form of financial aid. Your gift can support the SOLES Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship support to our students with the greatest need.

Scholarship Support
You can leave a legacy that will help today's students and tomorrow's teachers and leaders by establishing a named endowed scholarship.

Program Support
Your gift can also be designated to support a specific program that is meaningful to you. 

  • Learning and Teaching Scholarships:
  • Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy Scholarships:
  • Leadership Studies:

Faculty Support
You can establish an endowed professorship that can support the work of faculty member's teaching, research, and professional accomplishments.


Support Our Centers and Institutes

Character Education Resource CenterThis center provides services and resources to schools, families, communities, K-12 educators, students, teacher educators, community agency leaders and other interested in educating the hearts and minds of children and youth.

Catholic Institute for Mental Health MinistryThis institute develops, provides and facilitates a network of trained mental health leaders to create a culture of spiritual support and care in the parish communities and to reduce the stigma that may be associated with mental health.

Jacobs Institute for Innovation in EducationThis nonprofit, university-based research institute merges research and practice, partnering with school districts to close opportunity gaps and redesign the learning process.

The Nonprofit InstituteThis institute is committed to providing education, training and research to build leaders and strengthen organizations that help meet critical community needs.

Those who believe in us, inspire us.

We are inspired by those who support our students, faculty and programs. Every gift, whether it’s $10 or $100 or $100,000, makes a difference.Learn about the donors who invest in SOLES' vision, and the scholars that they support. Dr. Mary Scherr supports the Mary Woods Scherr Endowed Scholarship for the Empowerment of Women in Leadership, and female students in the Department of Leadership Studies.