University of Toledo medical students will have the opportunity this week to personally thank the sponsors of their scholarship awards.
The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences will hold its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Radisson Hotel Mahogany Room on Health Science Campus. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner and the awards program to follow.
“This event is one of the highlights of our year,” said Dr. Christopher Cooper, executive vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. “It provides an opportunity
for our students to meet the sponsors of their scholarships and put a face to the individuals who have invested in their success.”
“Medical students can expect to accumulate nearly $200,000 in educational costs,” Cooper said. “These scholarships help to reduce the indebtedness incurred by our students, and we are extremely grateful for the support in easing this financial burden.”
Fourth-year medical student Megan Mooney, who is the recipient of the UT and ProMedica Better Together Scholarship, will serve as the student speaker.
“Receiving this scholarship has helped me beyond words,” Mooney said. “Not only has it supported me financially and educationally, I feel like the sponsors of my scholarship have become part of my personal support system. It has inspired me to think about how I can pay it forward and serve others in the future.”
“Our students benefit tremendously from the generosity of our scholarship donors,” UT President Sharon L. Gaber said. “Their financial support means our students can continue their studies without bearing the full weight of their educational expenses and can focus on becoming the next generation of physicians. We express our heartfelt gratitude for their continued support.”