Supporting Academic Excellence
Dr. Terence N. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
To identify and support scholarship awards, students who excel; and to continue that support throughout their college and graduate years.
Established in 1992, after the tragic death of the new Hurley Medical Center obstetrics and gynecology resident from an asthmatic attack, the Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship was endowed with $20,000 by the Thomas family at the Medical College of Wisconsin for young, minority doctors, preferably from the states of Wisconsin or Michigan, as it was Michigan State University that conferred the medical degree on Dr. Thomas, in 1990.
In 1996, on the occasion of the Milwaukee Community Journal's 20th Anniversary, the Scholarship fund was incorporated in Wisconsin as a 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation.
Participants & Joint Partnership
Over 40 students have participated in the program, since 1996, 13 have now graduated from universities! Over $400,000 awarded to deserving young people so far. We are reaching for a $2000 annual award.
Each year there is tremendous growth in the number of applicants. Unfortunately, due to lack of funds many qualified candidates were not able to receive the much needed assistance.
Working as a joint partner will allow an increase in scholarship recipients.
Unlike many scholarships, the Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship Fund, Inc. identifies top notch students who overwhelmingly go to college, continue to get superb grades, and graduate. They have gone on for post graduate study and return to Milwaukee to become community thought leaders.
In fact, the Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship seeds success by supporting the recipients, while requiring the students to report their grades annually. Our Board of Directors works to ensure that funds are there to sustain these recipients throughout their academic career.
An increase in scholarship partners will expand the number of recipients and give opportunities to good students.
All donations are tax deductible.