An anonymous donor has given $100,000 to the College of Health Sciences to support the college's Summer Research Program and provide scholarships for students in the physical therapy program.
$50,000 will support the Hansen Scholars in the Department of Biomedical Sciences' Summer Research Program, a ten-week summer research training program for undergraduates with interests in biomedical and health sciences research.
An additional $50,000 will provide scholarships for students pursuing a physical therapy degree under the Hansen Scholarship program. This is a valuable resource for PT students, as financial aid for professional programs is more difficult to receive.
“I think it is so important to help these kids with their education and I’m very happy to be able to do so," the donor said.
"We're very grateful for this generous donation," said Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences and director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. "It's gifts like these that directly benefit our students and provide opportunities that they may not have otherwise been able to pursue."