Albert D. Rosellini Endowed Scholarship
Albert D. Rosellini, Sr., an alumnus of the University of Washington, was born in Tacoma, Wash., in 1910. First a lawyer, then a Washington state senator (1939 to 1947), he served as governor of Washington from 1957 to 1965. His political career was marked by his support for working people, juvenile justice reform, universities and colleges, transportation, and commerce — and, not least, his introduction of the Senate bill that would eventually create the UW School of Medicine.
After two terms as governor, Gov. Rosellini returned to his career in law, made various business investments, and became a political consultant. A strong believer in the ability of education to improve lives and eliminate social and economic barriers, Gov. Rosellini decided to use the Students First campaign to create a scholarship for students with financial need at the UW School of Medicine. “I learned that many young men and women want that line of work, but don’t have the funds to do it,” says Gov. Rosellini. “If we can help them, we should.”
Gov. Rosellini passed away in 2011 at the age of 101.