Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund
The Turner Scholarship and Loan 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.
Named after Edward L. Turner, M.D., the first dean of the UW School of Medicine, the Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund was established in 1953 with gifts (for student support) made in Dr. Turner’s memory. The School of Medicine, in accordance with the needs at the time, decided to designate the gifts for student loans. The Edward L. Turner Scholarship and Loan Fund will provide current and future medical students with much-needed scholarship and loan support while also honoring the intent and generosity of the gifts made in honor of Dr. Turner.
This 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.