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Julia Haupt
Recipient of the 2021-22 Fr. Richard Coz Scholarship

Senior Communications and Spanish major Julia Haupt ’22 has always called SCU home. Both of her parents and two of her three siblings attended, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Julia is particularly thankful for her deep Santa Clara roots “because I grew up with a perfect image of what true friendships and connections look like” given that so many of her parents’ friends—the honorary “aunts and uncles” that make up her extended family—are SCU alums as well. 

Attending Santa Clara sporting events was another childhood constant. “I have such fun memories sneaking into the student section, where excited “Ruff Riders” embraced me with open arms, just happy to see we were cheering for the good guys,” she says. Now that she’s entered her final year, Julia is thinking about her next steps. “I’m thankful I chose to study communication because I am continuously impressed by the depth of my courses, and the way they push me to think about ideas through new perspectives,” she explains. However, as she takes time to reflect on her college experience, she says that receiving the Father Coz Scholarship has been one of the greatest highlights. “Thanks to the Father Coz scholarship, I was able to avoid taking out some student loans for my final year here, which is such a blessing and has made a positive impact on my life now, and in my transition to post-grad life.”

Donor support of scholarships makes a lasting, tangible impact on students’ lives both now and after they graduate. Receiving the Father Coz Scholarship “enabled me to learn lessons from Father Coz through the people whose lives he blessed during his time at SCU. I am filled with gratitude for the supporters of this scholarship—although I never knew Father Coz, his legacy lives on through this scholarship and through the many lives he touched here.”