The annual Scholarship Benefit honors important contributions to diversity and inclusion that align with the Black Alumni Association (USC BAA) mission. Although the event format and/or venue varies each year, the scholarship benefit always recognizes outstanding USC Black alumni and noted civic leaders. Past scholarship benefits have included a celebration of the work of groundbreaking Black architect Paul Revere Williams (USC Class of 1919), as well as such stage productions as Speak of Me as I Am (the story of Paul Robeson), and performances by recording artists Gerald Albright, Anthony Hamilton, and Lalah Hathaway.
Nominate a deserving Black Trojan for the 2023 Scholarship Benefit here.
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Location: Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey (4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)
for exemplary Scholarship, visionary Leadership and socially transformative Engagement, in recognition of historic work and impact.
for selfless servant leadership to USC Black students and alumni, exemplifying the vision of our founder, Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr.
for outstanding leadership, distinguished service to the USC Black Alumni Association, and exceptional achievements that have impacted local, national and global communities.
in recognition of outstanding leadership and demonstrated continued excellence that have impacted local, national and global communities.
for outstanding scholarship, steadfast student advocacy and unwavering service to the community.
Thank you to our 2022 sponsors for their generous support!
USC Credit Union
USC Marshall School of Business
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
USC Alumni Association
USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
USC Latino Alumni Association
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
USC Dornsife Office of Experiential and Applied Learning
Los Angeles Sentinel
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
USC University Relations/ Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships
Los Angeles Urban League
As of March 21, 2022