Call for Applications: Walsh Family Scholarship

About the Award

What: Up to $5,000 in scholarship funds are available award to one or more undergraduate students.
Who can apply:
Undergraduate majors in the Division of Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology). This award rotates annually in the Division of Social Sciences. 
How to apply:
Contact your department advisor.
When to apply: Call letter goes out on or around March 1 annually. 
Check with your undergraduate advisor for your Department’s deadline.

Do you strive to make the world a better place?

Apply for the Walsh Family Scholarship. The Walsh Family Scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students in any of the majors within the Division of Social Sciences. This award rotates annually among the departments in the division. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

About the award:

Eugene Walsh, after being forced to cut short his studies at UCLA to support his parents during the Great Depression, followed by his service in the 94th division during WWII, returned to the classroom decades later, graduating from UCLA's executive program in 1964, and receiving an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1972.

Eugene and Bessie Walsh Eugene and Bessie Walsh He retired in 1977 as president and CEO of Ralph's Grocery Company and vice president and assistant to the chairman of Ralph’s parent company, Federated Department Stores. Eugene and Bessie Walsh are active in the Food Industry Circle of the City of Hope charity in Los Angeles, which has raised more than $100 million for cancer research, and Eugene Walsh has received numerous awards for his civic work in the Los Angeles area. The elder Walshes have also supported research activities in UC Santa Cruz's Economics Department for years.

Carl Walsh joined the faculty in 1987 after being affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he continues to be a visiting scholar. He was previously on the faculty at Princeton and at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research focuses on issues in monetary economics, including the effects of institutional reforms on monetary policy. Judy Walsh is a member of the pioneer class of Crown College, earning a bachelor's degree in history in 1971. In 1990 she received a master's degree in applied economics. She is now the development officer for the New Teacher Center.

Interested in applying?

Talk to your advisor about getting your application started.

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