U of M Medical Students Gather at Scholarship Luncheon
[MMA News Now, Oct. 11, 2012] The MMA Foundation (MMAF) took part in the annual scholarship luncheon on Oct. 5 at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center.
The Foundation provides four-year partial scholarships to 10 medical students at Mayo Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine - Duluth and Twin Cities campuses. MMAF scholarships are awarded to outstanding medical students from underserved rural and urban communities. Working through the Mayo Foundation and the University’s Minnesota Medical Foundation (MMF), MMAF scholarships total $40,000 annually.
U of M medical student Vanessa Ozomaro and Dennis Kelly, MMA Foundation CEO.
“I am one of those people whose family can’t help them very much with tuition, so I am borrowing the maximum to get through medical school,” said third-year medical student Vanessa Ozomaro, who was part of a group of recipients at the luncheon. “I do get nervous about the debt, and it’s distracting. But at the same time, I know that my scholarship is reducing the amount of debt I have to carry, and I am very grateful.”
For more information on helping medical students with a scholarship, visit the Foundation website.