Development & Alumni Relations
Freeman Medical Scholars can learn about current Practice Openings in Vermont by contacting Melissa Liebig at 800-442-3531.
Currently 85 Freeman Medical Scholars are in practice serving Vermonters.
The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program
The Freeman Foundation Legacy Medical Scholarship Program has been established in honor of 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 the most capable and compassionate 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 have 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 will graduate in May 2012. Currently 70 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 2010 launch of 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 new 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 will be the first to carry forward the legacy of UVM medical students who are committed to serving the health care needs of Vermonters. Addressing a room full of Freeman Medical Scholars at the Freeman Medical Scholars Dinner in May, 2010, Kira shared that she is"thankful for the assistance and opportunity to serve Vermont.”
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, so support for it is expected to come from many sources in Vermont— including physicians who have benefited from the Freeman Medical Scholars Program to local businesses, foundations, health care centers, hospitals and individuals who recognize the importance of investing in health care in Vermont.
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 call or email Sarah Keblin (Sarah.Keblin@uvm.edu) at the UVM College of Medicine Development and Alumni Relations Office, (802) 656-4014.
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