An alumni scholarship fund was established in 1985 to provide grant-in-aid awards to financially needy students. The Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Physician Assistant Division agreed to supplement the fund from reserves until alumni gifts became sufficient to generate interest revenue necessary to maintain and grow the financial base of the fund. To date, over 160 students have received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. For the past three years, the alumni scholarship committee has awarded 15 to 20 students in each class scholarships of $3,000 to $5,000.
In December 2004, we launched the second phase of the Stead Campaign to raise money for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. We currently have 10% of alumni participating in this campaign. Our goal is 50% participation, whether it's $5 or $5,000. The amount is not nearly as meaningful as the act of participating. Please join other donors by making your pledge or contribution today.