Nearly half of the graduating students in the Class of 2013 benefited from scholarships made possible by private and school-based funds. For many, that financial assistance makes it easier to follow dreams of practicing in an underserved area or face the future without the burden of heavy debt.

When he arrived on the MCV Campus in 2005, Dean of Medicine Jerry Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D., was determined to make a medical education more affordable for our students. “Through a sustained effort of holding tuition increases to a minimum, our medical school's tuition and fees are now the lowest in Virginia,” says Dr. Strauss.

Now he’s recruiting partners for the second half of the equation.

“We have a responsibility to provide meaningful scholarship support to the medical students who study in the tradition of the Medical College of Virginia.”

Read the stories of a half dozen of those partners by clicking on the slides below.