McCord Scholars Program

In 2006, the McCord family gifted $6 million to the W. P. Carey School of Business as part of a $10 million gift across all three state business schools in Arizona. At the time, this gift to the W. P. Carey School was the largest single-donor undergraduate scholarship gift in ASU's history. The $6 million W. P. Carey received is used to ensure that talented students within the School are able to pursue leadership opportunities without worrying about college costs. McCord Scholars at W. P. Carey participate in a variety of service and community events, as well as serving as mentors to selected members of the incoming first-year student class.

To be eligible for the McCord Scholarship, you must:

  • Be regularly admitted to the W. P. Carey School of Business at the junior or senior class level
  • Pursue a minimum of 12 hours of grade-level work per semester, and make regular progress toward a four-year undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in student and professional organizations
  • Earn a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Serve as a mentor to a W. P. Carey first year student

As awardees of the school's most esteemed scholarship, each McCord Scholar will serve as a mentor to a top admit first-year students. The mentoring relationship will provide new W. P. Carey first-year students with opportunities to develop their understanding of leadership as well as benefit from a strong connection to the business school leadership and student community.

Requirements of McCord Scholar mentors:

  • Be paired with a mentee and be responsible for meeting with the student monthly as well as attending monthly exclusive group events
  • Participate with your mentees in activities such as the McCord Alumni Career Panel, McCord Scholar Service projects, and allow your mentee to shadow you during your internship
  • Take part in school sponsored events such as Economic Club of Phoenix Luncheon, Homecoming Hall of Fame Reception, and the Spirit of Enterprise Awards Luncheon, as schedules allow
  • Attend student activities with your mentees, such as the BSC Executive Luncheon Series, student organization events, internship shadowing, or other agreed upon student sponsored events

The McCord Scholarship endowment provides recipients with a minimum of $10,000 each, distributed over two semesters, for up to 20 McCord Scholars selected each year. It is funded to assist students in meeting the costs of tuition and fees, books and living expenses.

2021-22 McCord Scholars

  • Brianna Adamo
  • Jordan Alperin
  • Rosalia Burr
  • Mark Cai
  • Michael Dinuto
  • Corinne English
  • Madison Furnas
  • Olivia Harris
  • David Hayward
  • Sydnie Ho
  • Katherine Hostal
  • Brenna Kasprzyk
  • Michael Kittilson
  • Gigi Martin
  • Erin O’Connor
  • Alyssa Owens
  • Michael Qian
  • Kiran Ramakumar
  • Aidan Sigmund
  • Ashlyn Smith
  • Madeline Stolper
  • Monet Tam
  • Samay Thirunagari