The first University-wide Endowed Scholarship Dinner brought together generous donors of endowed scholarships with accomplished scholarship recipients for an evening of recognition and celebration on April 8.
Speakers included President Joel Seligman and endowed scholarship supporters Board Chair Ed Hajim ’58 and Trustee Gwen Greene ’65. Students Emily Berkman ’11M (MD), recipient of the C. McCollister Evarts Scholarship and André Washington ’10E, recipient of the Mildred Carruth Duengfelder Scholarship, also spoke at the event, which took place in Rochester at the Sarah Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Washington also performed two pieces for flute during the program.
Scholarships are crucial to the University, attracting and retaining the brightest and most talented students regardless of their economic background. These funds help alleviate the prohibitive burden of student loans, ensuring a diverse learning environment and enriching students’ University of Rochester experience.
Especially during these challenging economic times, scholarship support is critical. Donors who are able to endow a scholarship provide funds in perpetuity and create a legacy of educational opportunity. In addition, all gifts to the annual fund, regardless of their size, have an immediate impact and make a real difference every day — from providing student scholarships to supporting outstanding faculty, academic excellence, arts and cultural programs, medical research and health care, and more. Through gifts of $1,500 or more each year, members of the George Eastman Circle, the University’s leadership annual giving society, provide sustaining scholarship and other essential student support.
For more information about endowed scholarships at the University of Rochester, please contact the Office of Stewardship at (585) 276-3791.
To learn more about the George Eastman Circle, click here.