Florida Atlantic University has announced a $3 million gift from FAU faculty member Morton Levitt and his wife, Cindy, to endow medical student scholarships at its Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
To be named the Dr. Morton and Cynthia Levitt Endowed Scholarship for Medical Education, the endowment will be used to recruit and educate talented students who might otherwise be unable to afford a medical school education. Morton Levitt, chair of the college's Integrated Medical Science Department and professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, is a board-certified pathologist who is nationally recognized for his expertise in medical and pathology education, advocacy, and medical policy and governance.
"The financial pressures of medical school debt can weigh heavily on a young doctor's career decisions as well as their idealism," said David J. Bjorkman, dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. "Dr. Levitt's greatest passion is teaching, and both he and Cindy are dedicated to the medical profession and to medical education. Their very generous endowment will continue in perpetuity to enable our students to pursue their dreams and goals."