Morehouse School of Medicine to gift every student $6,300 just in time for holidays

ATLANTA — More than 750 Morehouse med students will get a big gift just a few days before Christmas.

Morehouse School of Medicine is planning to give each student $6,300 to pay for education-related expenses.

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The school’s president, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, told the students about the windfall in an email on Wednesday. The school hopes to get the money to students by Dec. 15.

“I am happy to announce that Morehouse School of Medicine will provide a financial gift of $6,300 to assist each of our currently enrolled, degree-seeking students with additional academic, financial, and mental health support costs such as childcare, food, transportation, housing, and healthcare needs,” the email said.


The money comes from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed in March 2020.

Morehouse School of Medicine is one of just a few medical schools across the country created for Black students.

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It’s not the first time the students have been surprised with huge financial gifts.

Bloomberg Philanthropies, a charitable organization founded by entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, awarded the medical school $26.3 million to pay off student debt.

Students at Morehouse School of Medicine enrolled in student aid programs received approximately $100,000 each to go toward student loan debt..