TRUE BLUE, Grenada, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. George's University awarded over $1 million in Legacy of Excellence scholarships to 159 students in the School of Medicine's incoming class of 2020.
"St. George's is dedicated to making our unique international medical education accessible to the best and brightest students from all over the world -- regardless of circumstance," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George's. "I congratulate these students on a job well done, and look forward to welcoming them in the upcoming academic year."
Sixty-nine students received the Chancellor's Circle of Legacy of Excellence scholarship this year. The CCLOE is an award to 50 incoming students who meet or exceed an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7, a science GPA of 3.5, and an MCAT score of 506. The University has awarded CCLOE scholarships since 2009.
"I'm honored that we have such a qualified group of students accepting these awards," said Dr. Olds.
Ninety additional incoming students received the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship, a partial-tuition scholarship given to students whose academic histories and MCAT scores demonstrate excellent work ethic and a passion for learning. The University began the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship program over ten years ago.
"We created these awards not only to enable these students to attend medical school, but also in the hopes that they will help to fill vacancies in underserved areas that are in serious need of more doctors," said University Chancellor Charles Modica. "We at St. George's are very happy to support them so that they will serve others in the future."
The University offers a wide variety of institutional scholarships to recognize academic excellence. It has awarded over $100 million dollars in scholarships to more than 5,000 students over the years.
About St. George's University:
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
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