​Scholarships and Grants

Start your journey by exploring scholarships.

We strive to create a more accessible graduate school experience. Our dedicated team at SOLES can help you navigate the wide range of scholarships available including diversity-based, merit-based, and others. All U.S. applicants may file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying for additional funding.

Please email all scholarship applications and any questions to soles-scholarships@sandiego.edu.

SOLES Departmental Scholarships

There are special student scholarships available within each SOLES department including:

SOLES-wide Scholarships and Assistance Programs

  • Dean's Excellence Award
  • SOLES Global Studies Scholar Award
  • W. Scott McIntyre Memorial Scholarship
  • SOLES Graduate Student Association Grant
  • Diocese of San Diego Employee Scholarship
  • Yellow Ribbon Veteran's Benefit
  • School of Leadership and Education Sciences Loan Program
  • Torero Network Alumni Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Information

Financial Aid Guide for All

The guide offers a variety of scholarships for graduate students, describes the federal aid available to them, and provides five tips to help students get more financial aid. This is an outside resource that is not affiliated with the University of San Diego.

Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created, funded and directed by USD alumni, the USD Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund was launched in 2006 to provide much-needed scholarships for all USD students (graduate and undergraduate). This scholarship is open to current USD students with financial need, strong academic merit and a desire to give back to USD or the local community. Typical awards are $2,000. Applications are accepted December through February and awarded the next academic year.

Scholarships for Military and Veterans

Visit the Military and Veterans Program Scholarships & Internships page for tips and resources for outside funding. Additionally, you will find a list of scholarships available to active duty, veterans, dependent children, and spouses. 

Military-Connected Scholarships