Thank You for Attending the Scholarship Appreciation Reception

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Scholarship Appreciation Reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Celebrating Unprecedented Accomplishment

Thanks to the support of philanthropic partners like you, we are able to provide full-tuition scholarships to all of our MD candidates. 

The support our students can now count on makes it possible for them to go on to pursue the extraordinary. At the Scholarship Appreciation Reception on April 16th our student speakers told stories of where they began, how they developed their passionate commitment to medicine, and their ambitious goals.

Gifty Addae recalled how notification of her admittance to NYU School of Medicine resulted in tears of joy, quickly followed by fears of how to finance her education. She said, “[My] feeling of elation was quickly replaced with a sense of sadness and great dread, when I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to afford medical school. It almost seemed like a cruel joke to have come so far only to realize that the one obstacle now standing in my way was finances.”

NYU School of Medicine’s full-tuition scholarships program not only extends to all current and future MD program students like Gifty, but is also helping shape the future of medical education and practice in the U.S. and beyond. Evan Wilder spoke to this sentiment, noting, “Without the pressure of repaying loans, many students will be able to take top notch training to underserved areas across the nation and globe. A generation of doctors will be able to fulfill our dreams, provide the best patient care, pursue clinical inquiry, and embody the humanity inherent to medicine.”

Your generosity is changing student lives so that they can go on to change the world. And we hope that you will continue to help us secure this extraordinary endeavor in perpetuity. Thank you for your gift.