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USC Foundation

The USC Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1997 as a New York not-for-profit corporation for the benefit of Utica School of Commerce and its students.  The Internal Revenue Service has approved the Foundation as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.


Contributions, which are used to support student scholarships and other educational purposes, are tax deductible as itemized deductions.  The USC Foundation, Inc. is an initiative in USC’s ongoing effort to make college-level business education more affordable and more accessible to the communities it serves.  The USC Foundation provides financial assistance to students in the form of student grants, loans and scholarships.


Alumni, faculty, staff, along with friends of USC, corporate partners and the business community have a unique opportunity to make the difference in the lives of current and future students by supporting student scholarships with an on-going pledge to the USC Foundation. We also welcome gifts of stocks, bonds and other assets as well.


John A. Robertaccio Scholarship

This award is given at commencement by The USC Foundation in the name of John A. Robertaccio to a student who exemplifies strong academic achievement and has proven to be active in the community.


Kathleen E. Kaucher Outstanding Service Award

The Kathleen E. Kaucher Memorial Scholarship Award is given each year at commencement by The USC Foundation to a student(s) who, in the estimation of the administration, has given outstanding service to the USC community during his or her time at USC.  Kathleen Kaucher, a former USC Dean of Students, died tragically in a car accident while performing community service.


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