William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship in Rural Health
This endowment was established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in 2005 to provide financial assistance to medical students who participate in the R/UOP (Rural/Urban Opportunities Program) and WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience) programs in the School of Medicine. In creating the fellowship, the Hearst Foundation intends to help the School of Medicine increase the number of students who are trained and interested in meeting the rural health-care needs of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region.
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is one of two foundations (the other being The Hearst Foundation) created by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was originally established in 1948 as the California Charities Foundation until its name was changed in 1951 upon the death of Mr. Hearst.