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The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship

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The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship, offered once every 4 years, fully supports an international student in their quest to becoming a physician.  Established in 2007, the Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship is designed to cover all costs associated with obtaining a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for a qualified international student. 

Alexander Levitan ’63 (MD) has had a lifelong devotion to medicine and to the people of this world, this passion was fueled by his late father Sacha Levitan MD who worked for the World Health Organization. Dr. Alexander Levitan, a retired internist and oncologist 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 the hope that a Levitan Family Endowed Scholar is an emissary of culture, diversity and experience for our medical school class.

The Levitan Family Endowed Scholarship supports students engaged in completing the requirements for a Medical Degree.  The following will be supported for 4 years:

  • Full cost of tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Living and travel expenses stipend

All applicants must meet have the following requirements

  • Applicants must be International student without American citizenship, permanent residence or asylum 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).
  • Post an MCAT score that exceeds the average of the previous year’s MCAT score (see yearly MSAR update.)

What the Scholarship does NOT pay for

  • Funds for a partial or full year out experience
  • Students must maintain good academic standing to receive continued funding

Preferences in applicants will be given to those whose financial circumstances would preclude a medical education and would not normally be admitted to the medical school due to non-US citizenship.