Charles J. Blackwood, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship endowment honors the CU School of Medicine’s first Black graduate, Charles Blackwood, MD, who graduated in 1947. The fund was established in partnership with the Mile-High Medical Society and was a community driven initiative developed in close collaboration with the School, African-American healthcare and community leaders, and generous benefactors. The goal of these scholarships is to help develop a more diverse, inclusive healthcare workforce for Colorado’s under-served communities; and support students historically underrepresented in the healthcare field.

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Pure endowments exist into perpetuity and are invested accordingly. Distributions pursuant to the CU Foundation's Spending Policy are available for the fund purpose.