The Schoen Family Scholarship

A Scholarship for Veterans at USC

The Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans provides scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate engineering, business, and medical students who have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces and served a minimum of three years of continuous, full-time, active duty since 2003.

William J. Schoen, a former United States Marine, established the Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans in 1986 to aide Veterans of the Armed Forces attending the University of Southern California, his alma mater.  From 1953 to 1956, Mr. Schoen served in the US Marines in Korea.  His boot camp experience spurred him to finish his education.

A self-made man from humble beginnings, Mr. Schoen credits the military, childhood lessons in the value of hard work, and his education for a highly successful business career.  He is currently chairman of the board of Health Management Associates, a Florida-based hospital corporation that owns and operates hospitals primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Schoen was HMA’s president, chief executive officer and chairman of the corporation.

Who is Eligible

  • Incoming and continuing undergraduate and graduate students in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Marshall School of Business, or the Keck School of Medicine.  Includes transfer students from an accredited community college or other 4-year institution.  Must be admitted and enrolled immediately in engineering, business, or medical school courses on a full-time basis (minimum of 15 units per semester).
  • All candidates must have received an honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces and served a minimum of three years, continuous, full-time, active duty since 2003.

How to Apply

Newly admitted and continuing engineering students must submit the following information for scholarship consideration:

  • current resume
  • proof of honorable discharge
  • summary of active duty deployment

Scholarship Application Check List

William Schoen

’60, MBA ’63, a USC trustee, founder of Health Management Associates Inc.

William J. Schoen, a former United States Marine, established the Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans to aid veterans of the Armed Forces attending USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, Marshall School Business, and Keck School of Medicine.

For students pursuing degrees in business or medicine, please contact those schools directly:

Schoen Family Scholarship

To apply for the Schoen Family Scholarship, please fill out the following form and submit required documents.
  • A ten digit number included in your letter of admission.
  • (e.g. Fall 2020)
  • (e.g. Biomedical Engineering)
  • Please upload a photo or scanned image of your short dd214 (with SSN redacted)
  • Please upload a copy of your most recent resume.
  • Please enter a simple summary list of your duty stations.