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Anonymous donor covers $3 million in tuition for UH's inaugural med school class

Anonymous donor gifts $3 million in tuition for UH's new med school

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Some lucky Coogs won't have to worry about tuition when they start med school.  Photo courtesy of University of Houston

Some new medical students at the University of Houston won't have to worry about paying for school.

Thanks to an anonymous $3 million gift, 30 students in the fall 2020 inaugural class at UH's College of Medicine will have their tuition paid for, the university announced July 18.

"Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school," said Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston. "This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce. As a result, the UH College of Medicine will increase access to primary care, enhance quality of life and strengthen Houston as a business destination."

The gift marks a scholarship milestone for the university. The money will also go toward the school's "Here, We Go" campaign, which aims to raise $1 billion for the University of Houston.

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