Class of 1955 Creates

David P. Dawson Scholarship

To honor David Dawson ’55, his classmates have started a scholarship in his name.

Dawson, a prominent San Francisco attorney, died last year. At SI, he was “a gifted, fiercely competitive athlete in basketball and track and an excellent student,” said his friend Bill Hogan ’55.

His classmates also believe that their class had a notable absence of cliques thanks to Dawson’s ability to befriend everyone.

“Dave held the Class of ’55 together for 50 years,” said Hogan. “ Before there was an alumni office, he maintained the database of our addresses and phone numbers and organized our reunions. He established our monthly First Friday lunches and our annual Christmas party, traditions which continue.”

An alumnus of SCU and USF Law School, Dawson contributed pro bono legal services to the California Province of the Jesuits, and was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Award. He was the youngest president of the Olympic Club. 

Members of the Class of ’55 and all SI graduates who knew Dave are invited to support this scholarship to honor his memory.

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