Pa.'s newest med school nears funding goal

January 11, 2009 8:03:12 AM PST
Pennsylvania's first new medical school in 46 years is nearing a big funding goal. Within the next week, Commonwealth Medical College will likely have enough donations to fulfill its promise of scholarships of $20,000 a year - or $80,000 total - for all 60 members of its first class.

The total community commitment for scholarships is already at $4.6 million, and will be $4.8 million when the goal is met.

The financial support has officials from the Scranton-based college optimistic that the school may one day be tuition-free.

Twenty-five students have already committed to be part of the school's first class next fall.

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Information from: The Scranton Times, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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