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UCLA receives record donation - Los Angeles

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
December 13th, 2012
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More than 30 medical students on their way to UCLA will have a full ride thanks to a $100 million gift from a Hollywood benefactor.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - David Geffen, benefactor of the UCLA School of Medicine and entertainment executive, has given the school a gift of $100 million to be spent on providing full rides to 30 incoming med school students.

The gift makes Geffen the single-largest donor to the UC system in history.

Geffen, 69, has not commented to the media, but said in a statement he is trying to encourage students to pursue medicine without fearing the expense.

Most medical students graduate with as much as an average $200,000 in debt upon graduation.

Thanks to Geffen, 30 students won't have to fear that anymore.

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