Young Endowed Scholarship
Bessie Young, M.D. ’87, MPH, was the only African-American woman in her entering medical school class, and she understands many of the difficulties faced by medical students who come from diverse backgrounds. To support these students, Dr. Young — also a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UW Medicine — is creating the Young Endowed Scholarship.
The Young Scholars will include students from a variety of groups: those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, students who are the first in their family to go to college, candidates with deep experience with diversity, or individuals who have overcome personal or educational obstacles to attend the UW School of Medicine.