Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund
The Turner Scholarship Fund will help support the School of Medicine’s commitment to a diverse student population—one that includes individuals of varying ages, genders, races, national origins, and talents, as well as those from under-represented populations and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The fund is supported, every year, by many substantial gifts from many different contributors who appreciate the value of a medical education, and want to support students committed to excellence in research and patient care. In Agreement: The Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund (70-8960), which was established in 1953, was created to receive gifts in memory of Edward L. Turner. A letter sent to faculty, students, and friends asked that gifts in memory of Dr. Turner go to this fund for student support. In accordance with needs at the time, the decision was made by the School of Medicine to designate the funds specifically for loans to medical students. Dr. Turner was the first dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington and is remembered for his significant contributions in developing the school as well as his positive impact on all those who worked with him. The Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund will provide current and future medical students with much-needed scholarship support while also honoring the intent and generosity of the gifts made in honor of Dr. Turner.