Western University Receives $50,000 Hearst Foundation Grant

Pomona, CA - 05/15/2000 -- Western University of Health Sciences has received a $50,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation, Inc., for the William Randolph Hearst Endowment. The grant, like the Foundation's $50,000 grant in 1999, will fund scholarships for entering health professions students.

The monies will be joined with other scholarship endowments from Western University's alumni and friends to assist entering students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), the College of Pharmacy, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Graduate Nursing, and the College of Allied Health Professions.

"We are honored and pleased to have the Hearst Foundation's support. In recognition of the quality of our educational programs, the Foundation has made a lasting commitment to Western University," said Matthew Katz, MHA, director of Grants, Research and Contracts Administration. "As our general scholarship endowment grows, we can provide more assistance to entering students with academic merit and financial need."

Founded in 1945 by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst, The Hearst Foundation funds endowments focusing on education, health, human services and culture.

This June, Western University will graduate 395 health care professionals, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physician assistants. The University's students receive humanistic training, learning to treat the whole person in a compassionate, dignified manner.

Western University will select the scholarship award recipients based on academic performance and financial need.

Annual tuition for programs at Western University ranged from $13,110 to $24,700 for the 1999-2000 academic year.


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