CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine will celebrate 10 years of the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund with the annual IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Medical Sciences Building’s Kresge Auditorium, 231 Albert Sabin Way.
The event, which features musical performances from UC College of Medicine faculty, staff, alumni and students, aims to support the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund
for medical students in need of financial assistance. A silent auction, also benefiting the fund, will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The fund, named after assistant dean and medical registrar IvaDean Lair-Adolph, was created by the outgoing medical class of 2003 as a way to honor Lair’s decades of service to the college and provide relief to students burdened by the escalating costs of medical school tuition.
Today, over $1.8 million has been raised for the fund, with $447,500 awarded to 82 students in scholarships. Students are awarded scholarships based solely on financial need.
"The IvaDean concert is the biggest scholarship fund-raising event of the year in the College of Medicine,” says Daniel Burr, PhD, assistant dean for student financial planning. "There is a lot of excitement around the auction and the performances. The concert brings in a lot of small donations. "When you do that year after year for 10 years, it is amazing how the fund grows. No other fund gets this kind of consistent, grassroots support.”
The benefit concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for students and children and $15 for adults, and can be purchased at the door (cash or check).
All event proceeds will directly support the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 513-558-5577.