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Skull and Dagger Foundation Scholarships

The Skull and Dagger Foundation has established two scholarships in memory of former Permanent Masters of the Society. The first was established in 1989 and is named in memory of Dr. Kenneth Owler Smith, a professor of Journalism, who served as Permanent Master of the Society from 1983 until his passing in 1988. The second was established in 2002 in memory of Dr. Harrison M. Kurtz, a professor of Biological Sciences, who served as Permanent Master from 1989 until his passing in 2001. A third scholarship was established in 2014.  The Barden Centennial Scholarship is dedicated in memory and honor of Bella and Don Barden, and also celebrates their daughter's, Alana Marshall Barden ('13) initiation into the Skull and Dagger centennial class, which was made possible by Bella and Don's support and financing of her USC education.  The William I. Griffith Scholarship is named in memory of Bill Griffith, member of the Class of 1946. All four scholarships are awarded annually to the continuing USC students (graduate or undergraduate) who have demonstrated significant campus and/or community leadership.

Click here for information and applications for the 2019-2020 Skull and Dagger Foundation Scholarships - Due Friday, March 1, 2019

The following is a list of the past recipients of this scholarship:

1989 Quang H. Nguyen
2003 Ashwini Lakshmanan
Andrew Park
1990 Jeffrey S. McIllwain
Paul S. Weiland
2004 Ali Khan
Monika Roy
1991 Nick Laurence Lim
Christine J. Suh
2005 Emily Fetting
Heather Larabee
1992 Michael A. Hardesty
Elin K. Bartell
2006 Michelle Adams
Briana Monahan
1993 Ara H. Dikranian
Subhashini Warnakulasuriya
2007 Breanna Cardwell
Dallas Woodburn
1994 Desmond Harding
Rebecca J. Ratliff
2008 Ashly N. Davis
Erin E. Jones
1995 Samantha R. Kerdman
Derek Reeve
2009 Shiyu (Shery) Bai
Keaton J. Gray
1996 David S. Gabler
Martin H. Pritikin
2010 Ryan M. O'Shea
Brian Tenenbaum
1997 Maria D. Alcocer
Bryan A. Yamani
2011 Stephanie Stillman
Gregory Woodburn
1998 Kenneth R. Carson
Matthew J. Pippin
2012 Vladimir A. Ljubimov
Tanya B. Shah
1999 Michael S. Carter
Carla M. Smith
2013 Yael Adef
Shelley Jelineo
2000 H. Milam Smith
Jennifer B. Vega
2014 Zarina Abamova
Michael Nguyen
2001 Nikhil Aggarwal
Cindy H. Lee
2015 Lyssa J. Aruda
Alexandria A. Mullings
Marta G. Olson
2002 Pamela Mehta
Grant M. Wiswell