SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Former Bronco men's basketball player and current Santa Clara University graduate student Dominic Romeo is one of three students to receive a grant from SCU's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which announced the recipients of the Spring 2015 round of Hackworth Grants on Monday. Romeo received the maximum $2,500 grant in support of his research project, "China, Economic Growth, and Inequality."
According to the official release, "Funds will assist with fees, travel, food, and lodging for his master's thesis research on how inequalities of economic development in China have affected local healthcare access. Upon return his research will be shared with the SCU campus community."
Romeo walked on to the Bronco basketball team in 2014-15 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. He was one of five NCAA Division I players named to the Allstate NABC Good Works team in mid-February in addition to earning a spot on the West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention team. The Turlock, Calif. native has spent time volunteering in Honduras, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the Appalachian region of the United States.