Stanley Gold JD ’67 may be the CEO of a major investment firm, but he remembers his roots. Scholarships and part-time jobs helped the South Los Angeles native become the first in his family to attend college, then law school. Now the USC trustee and his wife, Ilene, are giving future USC law students a huge boost. They pledged $2.5 million to create scholarships and special programs for top students at the USC Gould School of Law. But he isn’t the only Trojan to pay it forward (and you can, too).
Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans Endowment
- USC trustee and former U.S. Marine William Schoen ’60, MBA ’63 and his wife, Sharon, first funded the program in 1986.
- About 175 veterans have received scholarships to support their education at the USC Marshall School of Business or USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Physically Challenged Athletics Scholarship Fund
- Friends and teammates of USC All-American swimmer Mike Nyeholt ’78, staged a fundraiser for him after a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed in 1981.
- The “Swim With Mike” effort has grown and now reaches nationwide. More than $16 million has been raised for physically challenged students at 90 universities.
Red and Sheri Cavaney Endowed Scholarship for Nonprofit Leadership
- In 2015, Red Cavaney ’64 and his wife, Sheri, started the first scholarship for the USC Price School of Public Policy’s master of nonprofit leadership and management program.
- The merit-based partial scholarship is awarded based on academics, professional performance and nonprofit leadership potential.