Today’s medical students face skyrocketing tuition bills, averaging a debt load of more than $120,000 by the time they receive their M.D.’s.
If you’d like to make a difference for University of Minnesota medical students, now’s a good time to act. Every dollar you donate to the Albert Sullivan Scholarship Fund will be worth four dollars thanks to two matching programs.
In gratitude to former associate dean of student affairs W. Albert Sullivan Jr., M.D., an anonymous Medical School alumnus has agreed to match each dollar—up to $106,500—that’s donated to the Sullivan scholarship fund. The fund’s payout will then be matched by the University-wide President’s Scholarship Match, quadrupling the value of your original gift.
Many of you may remember Sullivan, or “Sully” to friends, as the friendly face in the dean’s office. After completing a surgical internship at the Medical School and holding a faculty position in the Department of Surgery, he served as a member of the dean’s staff from 1968 to 1990. In that role he helped many medical students through trying times in their personal and academic lives. Sullivan died in 1990, at age 66, from complications of a brain tumor.
The Sullivan fund provides scholarships to University of Minnesota medical students, with preference given to undergraduates with majors outside the sciences. This year the fund is awarding one scholarship of $7,900.
Increase the impact of your contribution and help today’s medical students by considering a gift to the Albert Sullivan Scholarship Fund.