2002 Education Grants

Grants in this area are focused primarily on improving higher educational opportunities for minority students.  Additionally, the Foundation supports medical training in the areas of rural practice and humanism.  The Foundation has also begun to be involved in early childhood development programs through the expansion of the Raising A Reader® program to underserved populations.  (Total grants $227K)

American Indian College Fund, Denver, CO.  $25,000 to support scholarships at the tribal colleges.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Englewood, NJ.  $28,000 to support Student Summer Research Fellowships allowing first year medical students to work with faculty mentors on a variety of community health issues. 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.  $1,000 matching gift towards the Helen and Fred Waldorf Library Book fund.

Council On Foundations, Washington, DC.  $1,950 to support their membership programs that promote and enhance responsible and effective philanthropy.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.  $20,000 to support a minority scholarship for the 2002-2003 school year.  This is the second year of a three-year, $60,000 commitment.

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., Wailuku, HI.  $25,575 to implement the Raising A Reader® program in nine Head Start classrooms on Maui.

Roundabout Theater Company, New York, NY.  $10,000 to support their education programs.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  $25,000 to support a minority tuition scholarship for the 2002-2003 school year.  This is the final year of a two-year, $50,000 commitment.

University of Nebraska Foundation, Omaha, NE.  $25,000 to support two scholarships for the 2002-2003 school year in the Accelerated Family Practice Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  This is the final year of a four-year, $100,000 commitment.  The goal of this program is to identify and prepare more doctors interested in practicing rural medicine.

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.  $20,000 to support four minority scholarships for the 2002-2003 school year.  This is the first year of a four-year, $80,000 commitment.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.  $20,000 to support a minority tuition scholarship for the 2002-2003 school year.  This is the first year of a four-year, $80,000 commitment.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  $25,000 to support a two-year pilot program using first year medical students to increase the flow of future rural physicians.  This is the final year of a two-year, $50,000 commitment.

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