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The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship

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The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship, supports an international student in their quest to become a physician. Established in 2007, the Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship is designed to meet a student's demonstrated financial need associated with obtaining a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Alexander Levitan ’63 (MD), a retired internist and oncologist, has had a lifelong devotion to medicine and to the people of this world. This passion was fueled by his late father Dr. Sacha Levitan, who worked for the World Health Organization. Dr. Levitan and his wife, Lucy Levitan, honored Sacha when they established the Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship at the University of Rochester. This scholarship is a way of saying “thank you” to a treasured family member who was committed to diversity and inclusion through the patient centered art of healing in the Rochester tradition of excellence. 

It is hoped that a Levitan Family Endowed Scholar will become an emissary of cultural diversity and experience for our medical school.

The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship supports students engaged in completing the requirements for a Medical Degree.

The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship will support for four years demonstrated financial need for the cost of attendance including but not limited to:

  • Tuition
  • Living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Books
  • Fees

All applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Applicants must be International students who do not hold US citizenship, permanent residency or Asylee status
  • Complete the necessary pre-medical coursework required for entry to the URSMD (see "Apply Now" on our website for a full list of requirements)
  • Complete the CSS Profile for International Students
  • ​Students must maintain good academic standing to receive continued funding

What the Scholarship does NOT pay for

  • Funds for a partial or full year out experience
  • The student's and/or parent(s)' contribution as determined by the CSS Profile for International Student

    Dr. and Lucy Levitan with 4 Levitan Follows