University Relations & Development
The Fowler College of Business has developed and educated over 64,000 undergraduate and graduate students who make great strides in the region’s and nation’s economies by utilizing their education at San Diego State University. The philanthropic support of our alumni and community members are instrumental in developing the programs, opportunities, and scholarship support that shape our students’ most distinguished learning experiences during their time at SDSU.
The Fowler College of Business prepares students to succeed in their careers through continuous improvement of its programs and curriculum, promoting teaching excellence, and providing real-world opportunities for students to gain experience through internships, mentorships, and in-class demonstrations or lectures.
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
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.
The Fowler Match was established by supporters Ron and Alexis Fowler as a dollar-for-dollar matching
opportunity for endowments created for $100k+ to support the Fowler College of Business.
There are a variety of priorities that the Fowler College of Business is seeking support for as they relate to student success and tuition affordability, faculty excellence and social impact, and experiential learning.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of contributing to or creating your own endowment for the Fowler College of business that is Fowler Match eligible, please email Sheona Som at [email protected]
To learn more and view stories of donors who have contributed, visit the Fowler Match page.
The Center for Student Success offers a network of support through services that incorporate academic success, student engagement and career development. The Center empowers students to take ownership of their academic and professional success through one-on-one advising, tutoring, and counseling.
A critical component of the Center for Student Success is career development. Currently, there are no dedicated career counselors for undergraduate students and very limited support for students during their job search process. We seek support to launch two new career-related programs to assist our students in their career planning and development.
If you are interested in learning more about how to support the Center for Student Success, please email Sheona Som at [email protected]
Learn more about the Center for Student Success within the Fowler College of Business.
Meet the Team
If you are interested in learning more about contributing to or creating an endowment funds that are match eligible in support of the Fowler College of Business, we invite you to contact Sheona Som.
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