Scholarship donors make an extraordinary impact on the lives of medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine
We would typically be celebrating our students during this season of commencement, which is when we also hold our Salute to Scholarship event, an annual celebration that brings together medical students with the donors who support them. In an effort to keep the spirit of these celebrations alive during the COVID-19 crisis, we are taking the opportunity to do just that. The steady support of donors enabled the institution to launch its transformative new scholarship program last fall, eliminating medical education debt for all students who qualify for financial aid. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Weill Cornell Medicine awarded more than $7.8 million in scholarships to qualified students. This academic year, 226 students received scholarship grants, allowing them more freedom to pursue their goals.
The expanded financial aid program is built upon decades of philanthropy from numerous benefactors whose gifts have established and strengthened the institution’s existing scholarship endowment – an achievement of more than $155 million. Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to raising additional funds to support its scholarship endowment and ensure that the new program is sustained permanently.
Donors’ past and future scholarship contributions are vital to the success of the institution’s future healthcare leaders. By making a gift to support education and scholarship, donors help many of this country’s promising students advance their careers in medicine.
The institution is grateful to the scholarship donors who make it possible for these students to pursue their dreams. To see the list of fully funded scholarships,
go to: give.weill.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/salute_to_scholarship_5._2020.pdf
Scholarship Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees
The Scholarship Hall of Fame, established in 2019, recognizes and celebrates donors who have given or directed more than $1 million to support scholarship at Weill Cornell Medicine. Below are the 2020 inductees.
Margo Krody Blutt and Mitchell J. Blutt, MD
Silas Chou & Family
Estate of Edith Allen Clark
The Gilbert Family Foundation
Karen T. Hochman
The Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill
Philip G. Woodward Trust
Lillian Yung, EdD
To see all the inductees to the Scholarship Hall of Fame,
go to: https://give.weill.cornell.edu/ways-give/honoring-your-support