MEDPREP - Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program

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Your gift supports our MEDPREP students' dreams of a medicine or dentistry career through financial assistance and program support.

At MEDPREP, we aim to increase the number of socioeconomically and educationally disadvantaged students, especially from southern and central Illinois, who will enter and graduate from health professions schools, and go on to serve in health professions shortage areas and communities in need.

The MEDPREP program has successfully served this mission since 1972. We are proud of our 50+ year history of educational innovation and achievement. MEDPREP has helped over 1,300 students become physicians, dentists and other health professionals, and our alumni serve patients and communities throughout the United States.

Many MEDPREP students have great financial need, and scholarships make a real difference in helping our students focus on academics and attain their goals. Please consider donating to one or more of our scholarships.

MEDPREP Benefactors' Endowed Scholarship: This endowed scholarship fund provides yearly scholarships to MEDPREP students. All donations to the Benefactor Endowment increase MEDPREP’s ability to give yearly scholarships in perpetuity.

Harold and Lana Bardo MEDPREP Endowed Scholarship: Dr. Harold Bardo served as MEDPREP director for 30 years; Dr. and Mrs. Bardo have made great contributions to SIU, MEDPREP and the Carbondale community. Please join them in providing these awards in support of MEDPREP students who will go on to serve the community in the health professions.

Tamara O'Neal MEDPREP Endowed Scholarship: Dr. Tamara O’Neal (MP Class of 2009) served as an Emergency Physician at Mercy Hospital in Chicago before her untimely passing at age 38 in 2018. We honor Dr. O’Neal’s selfless dedication to others, whether it was family, friends, or patients, with this named scholarship. 

Robinson-McNeese MEDPREP Endowed Scholarship: Provided by Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese, family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to MEDPREP students with financial need.

Shirley McGlinn MEDPREP Endowed Scholarship:  The Shirley McGlinn Memorial Endowed Scholarship will carry on Shirley’s legacy of unwavering support for MEDPREP students. Shirley was a dedicated educator, who brought a wealth of experience and passion to all she took on. She worked tirelessly to provide more than 1,000 MEDPREP students with an outstanding education through her innovative teaching. Shirley believed strongly in supporting students not just through teaching, but through mentorship and financial support.

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