Donors who give to a scholarship fund or establish an endowed scholarship help keep an SCU education available to all students, regardless of financial circumstances.
Funded through the generosity of alumni, the purpose of the Alumni Family Scholarship is to help families of undergraduate alumni meet the cost of tuition at Santa Clara and continue the tradition of an SCU education. Awarded annually to children or grandchildren of undergraduate alumni, recipients are selected based on financial need, academic achievement, and extracurricular activities.
In 2007, several Santa Clara alumni established an endowed scholarship to honor Fr. Richard Coz, a Jesuit priest and Santa Clara professor from 1963 to 1995. The Fr. Coz Scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate juniors and seniors who have a legacy connection, participate in club sports, or are involved with study abroad and immersion trips. Volunteer and spirit leaders in athletic competition are also considered.
Fr. Locatelli graduated from SCU in 1960 and returned as an accounting professor in 1974, the same year he became an ordained priest and earned his master of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He was appointed academic vice president, voted outstanding teacher of the year, and made associate dean of the Leavey School of Business. In 1988, he was selected as the University's 27th president, serving 20 years before stepping down in 2008. Gifts made to this fund provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students in honor of Fr. Locatelli.