By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz
SMHS Alumni Give To Put Advanced Education Within Reach
Calculating the value of an education is both literal and figurative, an amalgamation of dollars and cents, and knowledge and skill. For many, the financial costs of a medical education are a burden to a budding health care career. At GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), however, two alumni, whose new endowed scholarships total nearly $2 million, have ensured that the next generation of physicians can focus their efforts on learning. Stanley Kulaga Jr., M.D. ’64, and Bennet Porter Jr., M.D. ’53, A.A. ’49, had a first-hand understanding of that burden — and the significance a scholarship can have on a physician’s future.