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Diversity Scholarship Initiative

In 1928, the College became the first medical institution in the nation to establish a scholarship program specifically for diverse students through the efforts of Walter Gray Crump, Sr., M.D., '1895 An alumnus and voluntary faculty member who participated vigorously in the academic life of the College, Dr. Crump taught surgery, served as a staff surgeon at other hospitals, was a founder of the New York Medical College for Women, was a trustee of Tuskegee Institute and Howard University and assumed a leading role in the advancement of diversity affairs in education.

The first recipient of this scholarship was Geraldine Burton Branch, M.D. '1936, an early recipient, carries on the legacy by contributing to the College’s Adopt-a-Scholar program.

To learn more about the Diversity Scholarship Initiative, contact the NYMC School of Medicine Office of Admission