University of Vermont

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Freeman Medical Scholars and Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholars can learn about current openings in Vermont by contacting Melissa Liebig at 800-442-3531.

Serving Vermont

Currently 120 Freeman Medical Scholars are in practice serving Vermonters.

The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program

The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program honors the Freeman Foundation and Family and aims to continue the legacy of their philanthropy at the University of Vermont in providing resources to recruit and retain physicians to serve the health care needs of Vermonters.

In 2000, the Freeman Foundation and Family began a scholarship program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine which has proven to be a lasting investment in health care for the State of Vermont. For over a decade, the Freeman Foundation and Family provided scholarships to hundreds of UVM College of Medicine students who have promised to return to practice in Vermont. The final group of Freeman Scholar medical students graduated in May 2012. Currently 130 Freeman Medical Scholar Physicians are serving Vermonters in communities across the state, from Newport and Lyndonville to Bennington and from St. Albans to Brattleboro as a result of the Freeman's philanthropy and leadership.

The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship honors the Freemans for their extraordinary contributions to the UVM College of Medicine and to the state of Vermont. This scholarship program aims to continue the work that the Freeman Foundation and Family began. The first Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholar, Kira Fiset, Class of 2012, was announced in April 2010, and was the first to carry forward the legacy of UVM medical students who are committed to serving the health care needs of Vermonters. See the complete list of Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholars.

Support for the Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program

With a lead gift from Freeman Scholars Program Director Mildred A. Reardon, M.D., a fund has been established to support the Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholars Program. The Program seeks to continue to raise funds to increase the number of students who will receive scholarship each year, and who will ultimately come back to serve the health care needs of Vermont. This program will have state-wide impact. Support for it is expected to come from many sources, including physicians who have benefited from the Freeman Medical Scholars Program, local businesses, foundations, health care centers, hospitals and individuals who recognize the importance of investing in Vermont's healthcare workforce.

Make a gift in support of the Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship today. Be sure to indicate in the "Other" field, "Freeman Legacy Scholarship"


To learn more about supporting the Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program please contact Allison Searson, Director of Annual Giving, Health Sciences, at (802) 656-4014 or email allison.searson@uvm.edu

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