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At the University of Minnesota Medical School, we’re preparing our students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel, whether in private practice or academic medicine. And our School of Public Health graduates are shaping policies aimed at preventing disease and improving the health of populations at home and around the world.

Thanks to scholarship support, the University enables talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education and training that will prepare and inspire them to become tomorrow’s medical and health care leaders.

Medical School students graduate with debt averaging $167,000 per student—making scholarships more important than ever before.

Thanks to generous donors, nearly 600 medical students at the University of Minnesota received more than $2.6 million in total scholarships in 2012. Such investment in scholarships strengthens the bond between a community and its students. The return on investment is clear; nearly 70 percent of the University’s Medical School graduates choose to stay and practice in Minnesota—boosting the state’s medical workforce and its economy. 

Scholarships also help the Medical School maintain its national top-10 ranking in training primary-care physicians—an achievement bolstered by the school’s Duluth campus emphasis on educating primary-care specialists to practice in rural Minnesota and Native American communities, areas typically short on doctors.

Similarly, scholarships help the School of Public Health attract the best students and retain its national top-10 ranking. The University’s School of Public Health regularly places graduates with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other local, state, federal, and international agencies—playing a key role in shaping the state’s public health future.

Scholarships open doors for high-potential students to achieve their dreams—ultimately benefiting us all.

Fast Start 4 Impact

The University of Minnesota has launched a gift incentive program called Fast Start 4 Impact to help build a permenent revenue source for student support and provide funds when they are needed the most—right now. Learn more about Fast Start 4 Impact at

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Important information about giving
to the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Medical Foundation has merged with the University of Minnesota Foundation.

The combination of two great foundations, operating as the University of Minnesota Foundation, will enhance support of excellence at the University of Minnesota, provide even greater efficiencies, and better serve University donors.

For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Foundation at 612-624-3333.

2013-14 Medical School scholarship Recipients

View the 2013-14 Medical School scholarship recipients.

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If you would like to speak with someone in person about supporting scholarships, please contact:

Holly McDonough Gulden, Associate Vice President of Development
612-625-8758 |

Teri McIntyre, Director of Development, Scholarships & Medical Education
612-625-5976 |

Adam Buhr, Director of Development, School of Public Health
612-626-2391 |

Heather Heart, Director of Development, Duluth
218-726-6876 |

Sheila Crowley, Development Assistant
612-626-0619 |

Jeanne Bischoff, Development Assistant
612-625-2481 |

Kathy Flynn, Development Assistant
218-726-7379 |