Yokan Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1986 by a generous gift from Drs. Melvyn and Catherine Yokan. Dr. Melvyn Yokan was a native of Yugoslavia, and emigrated to this country after World War II. Dr. Catherine Yokan grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, and completed her medical training at the University of Illinois. She served as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington from 1977 to 1990. Recalling their own struggles to get a medical education, the Yokans wanted to help students who might not be able to continue their medical education without financial assistance. It is their hope that those who become Yokan Scholars will demonstrate their own commitment to medical education by contributing to this and other student support funds once they are able.