ATLANTA. March 18/PRNewswire/ – The Bako Medical Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance diagnostic excellence in the field of podiatry, announces a grant of up to $100,000 to the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, to fund the newly established Bako Medical Education Foundation Scholarships. The grant, to be paid over four years, subject to certain conditions, will provide annual recognition and financial assistance to top accepted and/or enrolled Scholl College students.
“The Foundation is pleased to provide this grant to Rosalind Franklin University,” said Steven J. Berlin, DPM, FACFAS, a Foundation Board Member and Grants Committee Chair at the Bako Medical Education Foundation. “We recognize the important role that the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine plays in educating and training our future clinicians and we are honored to play a small role to further this important endeavor.”
Acting Provost and Scholl College Dean Nancy L. Parsley, DPM, MHPE, said the scholarship provides a new opportunity to recognize and support deserving students.
“We’re pleased by the foundation’s generous investment and continued partnership in the advancement of excellent podiatric care,” Dr. Parsley said. “I look forward to congratulating the first recipient of this award next fall.”
“We are grateful for the funding of the Bako Medical Education Foundation Merit Scholarship,” said Chad Ruback, the university’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “This will enable the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine to enroll and/or recognize future clinicians who will uphold the values of both the Bako Medical Education Foundation and Rosalind Franklin University.”
The Foundation provides financial endowments to podiatric medical institutions to enable them to award scholarships. Learn more about grants at bmef.org/grants.
ABOUT BAKO MEDICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Bako Medical Education Foundation seeks to advance diagnostic excellence in the field of podiatry through education, empowerment and inspiration. Toward this goal, the Foundation sponsors institutions, individuals and events that seek to train the podiatric medical community on the innovations and best-practices in medical diagnostics. Learn more at bmef.org.
ABOUT THE ROSALIND FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a nonprofit, private, interprofessional graduate school located in North Chicago, Illinois. It has more than 2,000 students in five schools including the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine which educates future podiatric physicians in an interprofessional environment, emphasizing academic excellence, patient care and research. Learn more at rosalindfranklin.edu.
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