Barrett, The Honors College

The Matthew Keegan Memorial Scholarship

The Matthew Keegan Memorial Scholarship

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A gift to the Matthew Keegan Scholarship benefits ASU students within Barrett, The Honors College battling cancer who are majoring or minoring in finance and/or supply chain management.

The scholarship is meant to help ease the financial burden associated with the disease and support students to continue moving forward. Matthew's dedication as a student and his determination to succeed even as he faced adversity is meant to inspire those that follow him.

Matthew Keegan was a 21-year-old Finance major at ASU Barrett who pursued academic excellence and was passionate about investments and the economy. He was incredibly gifted in taking complex financial models and simplifying them for his friends and colleagues and helping his little sister with homework. Outside of school he enjoyed debating politics with his Dad and going for long trail walks with his Mom, and was often seen adventuring with his girlfriend and their dog. In his spare time, he loved trading rare coins and hosting Survivor watch parties with his friends. He worked so hard and was so excited for his future. Unfortunately, life had other plans for Matthew. At the end of his sophomore year, doctors found a tumor in his back and diagnosed him with a rare type of cancer. After a strong fight that lasted eleven months, Matthew decided it was time for a different adventure and left this world. Though his life was short, Matthew touched many lives and inspired dozens to pursue degrees in business and to graduate college and high school alike. He was blessed with some incredible internship programs and had full-time job offers from some of the largest financial institutions including Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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