Our goal is to help resolve the financial issues that our students face. Scholarship assistance is crucial for our medical students, who, on average, incur over $180,000 in debt by graduation. Debt of this magnitude discourages many talented and diverse students from pursuing a career in medicine. It also influences their choices about what field to specialize in and where they ultimately choose to practice. With increased scholarship support, more students may decide to become primary care physicians or to practice in underserved areas.
It is a top priority at the Jacobs School to increase the size of our scholarship endowment. This will pave the way for talented students of all backgrounds to attend and excel in medical school.
We must do more. Our goal is to raise $15 million by the end of the campaign and increase the number of full-ride scholarships offered.
By establishing an endowed scholarship at the $100,000 level or more you can have an immediate impact on our students and minimize the financial burden that accompanies their investment in medical education. You will be creating a lasting legacy at UB.
To make a gift, please contact the Office of Medical Advancement. Additionally, a gift of any amount can make a difference by supporting the Medical Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.