Trojan Football Alumni Club
John Wayne Memorial Scholarship

Since 1978 we have awarded, in partnership with the John Wayne family,  post graduate scholarships to graduating players who have exhausted their eligibility.

2018 John Wayne Memorial Scholarship recipient: Chis Tilbey

2018/19 TFAC President Robert L. Brown presenting the 2018/19 John Wayne Memorial Scholarship to this years recipient Chris Tilbey for his post graduate education.

Chris was USC’s starting punter in 2016 and served as a backup the past two years.  He is USC’s first-ever football letterman from Australia.  He received his bachelor’s degree in political economy in the spring of 2018 and is now working on his master’s degree in studies in law.

Previous year Recipients

2019 -

2018 - Chris Tilbey

2017 - Yoofi Quansah,
Jackson Boyer
2016 - Isaac Whitney

2015 - David Mellstrom

2014 - Nathan Guertler

2013 - David Garness

2012 - Kyle Negrate

2011 - Augusto Alonzo

2010 - not awarded

2009 - Garrett Green

2008 - Jody Adewale

2007 - Nick Vanderboom

2006 - Brandon Hancock

2005 - Travis Watkins

2004 - Matt Cassel

2003 - Scott Huber

2002 - not awarded

2001 - Bobby DeMars

2000 - Mike Van Raaphorst

1999 - John Fox

1998 - Adam Abrams

1997 - LaVale Woods

1996 - Matt Keneley

1995 - Terry Barnum

1994 - Jeremy Hogue

1993 - Martin Boskovich,
            Rory Brown
1992 - Bruce Luizzi,
            Mike Mooney
1991 - Marc Raab

1990 - Shane Foley

1989 - Tom Dabasinskas

1988 - Chuck Ebertin

1987 - John Page

1986 - Lonnie White

1985 - John Denvir

1984 - Mark Boyer

1983 - Rod Williams

1982 - Jim Arrivey

1981 - Jay Champlain

1980 - Ty Sperling

1979 - unknown

1978 - unknown