Wei ZhengWhy Give?

Today, more than ever, the School of Health Sciences relies on private gifts to impact current programs and shape their future. Gifts from alumni and friends like you directly influence the success of our students and faculty.

Increasing the type and number of undergraduate scholarships we are able to offer is a high priority. Aside from tuition assistance, scholarships also support student participation in national conferences, study abroad and undergraduate research. In addition, support for graduate students is vital to recruiting outstanding students who will aid faculty in classrooms and research labs. In turn, exceptional graduate students are crucial to attracting high-profile faculty.

Your support is instrumental in our ability to enhance our instruction and research activities, so please review our funding priorities below and consider making a generous gift to the School of Health Sciences. It is truly an investment in the future! Thank you so much.


Wei Zheng, PhD

School of Health Sciences funding priorities:

  • Unrestricted Gifts: Flexible support assists a number of critical programs, including guest lecturers and conferences that expand student experience as well as faculty and student research and discovery activities.
  • Graduate Student Support: The best programs attract the best graduate students, but not all of these talented students have sufficient resources. Scholarships, research stipends, summer research internships, and study abroad opportunities are all ways through which we can support students based upon need and excellence.
  • Friends of Health Sciences Scholarship: This scholarship aids Indiana residents enrolled in the School of Health Sciences. Contributions to this endowment are matched 1:1 up to $25,000. In addition to this scholarship, there are opportunities to create a named scholarship endowment.
  • Dr. John Christian and Dr. Paul Ziemer Funds: These funds honor two prior heads of the School of Health Sciences (Christian from 1959 to 1983 and Ziemer 1983 to 2000). The funds will eventually accumulate to $1M each, with the addition of many gifts, to create named professorships. Named professorships will assist in attracting world-class researchers to the School of Health Sciences and encourage growth and leadership in the frontier of health science research and education.

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