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Proposed Luis J. Medina Memorial Emergency Funds Scholarship

Raised toward our $50,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Proposed Luis J. Medina Memorial Emergency Funds Scholarship

Luis J. Medina, MA, MBA, was the Director of Financial Aid for the School of Medicine. He had a master's degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and an MBA from Long Beach State University. Luis joined UCI in 2006, but was with the University of California system for several decades. He passed away tragically on August 19, 2020 after being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

Luis had a big heart, warm smile, and calm demeanor. He cared deeply about the students and always found creative ways to ensure that students had sufficient funding to be successful. Very important to him was supporting students who were in times of financial crisis. For this reason, we would like to set up the Luis J. Medina Memorial Emergency Funds Scholarship. This scholarship fund is intended to support School of Medicine students who are in financial crisis.


*In the unlikely event that the minimum for establishing a named endowed fund, currently $50,000, is not reached, all funds raised in this campaign will go towards establishing an unnamed endowed fund, currently $25,000, to provide support for the same purpose and used to create the Medical Student Emergency Fund Scholarship. In the unlikely event that neither minimum is met to create an endowed fund, all funds raised in this campaign will go towards the Medical Education Scholarship fund, a current-use fund that provides scholarships for medical students. The funds will still be issued to student with the same intent.

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Student Supporter

With every dollar, you are helping us raise this endowment level to help even more medical students. Thank you!


Friend of Luis

Thank you for your gift! Your donation will go a long way toward supporting the our School of Medicine students.


Inner Circle

WOW! Thank you for your generosity. Your gift will not only support our students, but inspire them to reach higher to accomplish their goals without the financial burden through this scholarship while honoring Luis' memory.


In Loving Memory

THANK YOU for helping to maintain Luis' legacy by supporting our student in need of financial support!!

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