The Schoen Family Scholarship
William J. Schoen, a retired 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
- redacted dd-214
- list of duty stations and dates
Scholarship Application Check List
- Complete the USC Viterbi application process for undergraduate or graduate study.
William J. Schoen, a retired 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:
- USC Marshall School of Business
- Undergraduate Admission Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Undergraduate Advising – email@example.com
- MBA Programs Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
- USC Keck School of Medicine
- Keck Office of Student Affairs, Financial Aid Planning – email@example.com