Fowler College of Business

The Fowler College of Business has educated over 65,000 undergraduate and graduate students who are making a significant impact on society and the regional and global economy by utilizing their education at San Diego State University. By supporting the Fowler College of Business, you are demonstrating a commitment to the success of the next generation of global business leaders.

Philanthropic giving is essential to the college’s ability to meet the academic and professional needs of our nearly 8,000 students. There are many areas to support such as student success, innovative programming, thought leadership and career and professional readiness.

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By investing in the Fowler College of Business, you are demonstrating a commitment to the success of the next generation of business leaders in the region and nation. In order for philanthropic support to have the most impact in this effort, we have identified the following priorities:

Scholarship support is instrumental in allowing SDSU’s business students to pursue their education. By contributing to or creating your own scholarship, the recipients of your investment are able to devote more time to their coursework, professional development, and extracurricular activities.

An example of one of these life-changing scholarships is the Mehdi Salehizadeh Legacy Endowed Scholarship established for students by Dr. Mehdi Salehizadeh in dedication to his 37 years of service to the University.

“Since I am one of three children, we have to help out with finances by working and paying for our own school. This [Mehdi Salehizadeh Legacy Endowed] scholarship will be of great financial help to me as I can now broaden my horizons this semester and look not only for paid internships, but also unpaid, as I have extra money from this generous scholarship to help keep me afloat. As a result of this scholarship, I will have less student loan debt, which will be of great benefit to me post-graduation, whether I accept a job or continue my education and obtain an MBA.”

– Reagan Sanders, Finance Major, Class of 2020

“I feel as if I have gotten everything I’ve wanted out of my college experience and more. I’ve been able to learn inside the classroom, through thought provoking readings, enlightening class discussions, and collaborative group projects. I also received incredible opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and get even more hands-on experience. I joined three business clubs on campus both as a general member and as a member of the executive board, I competed on the Venture Capital Investment Competition team, I joined the Lavin Entrepreneur Program, and I participated in the Aztec Mentor Program where I shadowed an entrepreneur. Additionally, I interned for the Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad, the on-campus startup incubator. Through that internship, I not only developed marketing, communication, event planning, organization, outreach skills and more. I know that, within the field of business, I will always be learning. But I can’t imagine feeling more equipped to enter the workforce following my graduation next May thanks to all of the amazing opportunities San Diego State University and the Fowler College of Business have provided me with.”

– Jordyn Savaard, Management/Entrepreneurship, Class of 2024

Our Fowler Scholars are yet another instance where scholarship support is pivotal to a student’s education here at SDSU.

“The scholarships provided to me and my classmates are incredible. The events, discussions, and opportunities we are exposed to through this support as a Fowler Scholar have been life-changing.”

– Davis Boring, Finance, Fowler Class of 2022

If you are interested in learning more about contributing to or creating your own scholarship for students in the Fowler College of Business, please email Sheona Som at [email protected].

Visit the Fowler Scholars Program to learn more.

Meet the Team

If you are interested in learning more about supporting students in the Fowler College of Business, please contact one of our team members.