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David Republicano
Recipient of the 2021-22 Fr. Richard Coz Scholarship

“My first SCU memory was when I was five years old and my oldest brother, Joseph ’09, was on his college visit here,” explains David Republicano ’22, who ultimately followed in his brother’s footsteps by also attending Santa Clara. “My father, Victor ’77, also went to SCU and knew Father Locatelli very well,” he says. “What I didn’t realize was how much time I would spend on this campus, from Grand Reunions, to three graduations, to then eventually attending this school myself. It’s always felt like a second home to me.”

For David, an Accounting and Information Systems major, learning accounting was critical to fulfilling his ultimate career ambitions in the business world. “I’m fascinated by the business world and want to make my lifelong career in the industry,” he says, adding “I felt the best way to properly prepare myself was to learn the language of business, which is Accounting.”

David is grateful for the support of the Father Coz Scholarship because it provides critical resources that “allowed him not to stress about his finances—especially during the Covid-19 pandemic—and prevented him from having to take out additional loans. He’d like donors to the Father Coz Scholarship to know how much it means to recipients like him. After graduation, David plans to work as a CPA for Ernst & Young before eventually launching his own business.  “SCU gave me a superb education, and the generous donors who supported me through this scholarship enabled me to build this career,” he says. After graduation, he plans to “pay it forward” by helping future generations of Broncos get the skills and training they need to succeed. Donors to the Father Coz Scholarship have “made my hopes and dreams more accessible. People like you make SCU, and the world around us, a better place.”