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W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Representatives Meet USciences Scholarship Recipients

By Jenna Pizzi

Published on December 19, 2019

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship Reception 2019

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust provides funding for undergraduate students scholarships amounting to $71,000 in aid to support 17 undergraduate students. Officials from the trust met with the students and learned about how it supports their success on November 12, 2019, on during a reception on campus.

The scholarship supports students with financial need from across all disciplines at the University. 

“College is expensive,” said Paul Katz, MD, USciences President. “The support we get from W.W. Smith is really most important because it gives our students a chance to afford this education. We are most appreciative and feel very fortunate to have W.W. Smith support us.” 

Brian Jones, a grant administrator at W.W. Smith, congratulated the scholarship recipients and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Nick Molinero DPT’23 is a student from Northeast Philadelphia who is dependent on his scholarship to afford his education. Molinero said he struggled after the death of his father and he wasn’t sure he would be able to continue as his dad was the primary breadwinner for the family since his mother was diagnosed with cancer, years before.

“I am honored to be supported by W.W. Smith Charitable Trust and I am grateful and thankful for your investment in us,” said Molinero.

The students receiving support from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust include: 

Gabrielle Brooks PharmD’22; David Broytman BMS’21; Kyle Brunner PC’20;  Erik Cauley Phys’22; Julia Chang PharmD’24; Petr Dao BC’22; Yeri Han PharmD’22; Taahir Hutchings PharmD’23; Quinn Kelleher PharmD’23; Dong Lee PharmD’22; Carly Levin DPT’22; Molinero; Maitri Patel BMS’22; William Ruan PharmD’22; Siham Saih DrOT’22; Aubrey Schall BC’22; Ryan Shou PharmD’22.

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