New scholarship available through the Black Resource Center | Information Center
A donation from a generous alumnus of SDSU supports students participating in the center and its programs.
âAn education at SDSU can make all the difference in giving talented young people a better future. ”
A prominent alumnus has offered a scholarship that will benefit generations of San Diego State University students through the Black Resource Center.
âSupporting higher education for students is important to the success of our community, and it’s especially important to me personally,â said Herbert J. Solomon (’53).
Salomon’s $ 25,000 donation to the Black Resource Center (BRC) Endowed Scholarship Fund supports SDSU’s goal to be a global leader in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. It will provide financial assistance to incoming students participating in the Resource Center, the Henrietta Goodwin Scholarship Program, and the Harold K. Brown Knowledge, Education and Empowerment (KEEP) Program.
Scholarships are important because they encourage prospective students to strongly consider SDSU as their first choice for higher education.
âHerb Solomon’s generous philanthropic efforts will ensure that many students have access to education,â said the vice president of student affairs and campus diversity. J. Luke Wood. âIt contributes to the continued success of our students. This gift also expands opportunities for student development while advancing diversity and belonging for all.
Solomon turned his SDSU education into a successful career in law – he was named both SDSU Distinguished Alumnus and UCLA Law School Alumnus of the Year – and he also has a long history of community service. The endowed nature of his scholarship gift means that he will support generations of future SDSU students across the BRC, creating an important legacy.
âI want my donation to make a difference so that deserving students can financially attend my alma mater,â Solomon said. “An education at SDSU can make all the difference in giving talented young people a better future.”
Solomon is the founding member of Solomon Ward Seidenwurm and Smith, LLP. His experience and expertise in corporate and business law and real estate have earned him numerous accomplishments and awards, including recognition by several organizations as a leading lawyer in San Diego.
Salomon’s community service record spans the San Diego area. He is a member of the Visitors’ Council of the California Western School of Law and a member of the Board of Directors of Hillel of San Diego. Previously, he served as chairman of numerous community groups, including the San Diego Symphony and the United Jewish Federation of San Diego, and served as chairman of the San Diego Housing Commission and vice chairman of the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.
“This gift is in keeping with the Black Resource Center’s mission to promote excellence through academic achievement, scholarship and leadership,” said Tonika green, Associate Vice-President for Campus Community Affairs in the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Division and Acting Director of BRC.
Green will work with potential students to share scholarship opportunities available through Solomon’s donation.
âWe are grateful for Mr. Solomon’s generous donation,â she said, âand believe that he will provide educational access to our students, so that they can fulfill the dream of becoming bright and talented leaders. they are.”