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James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Minority Scholarships

Dr. George C. McTeer, Sr.
Scholarship Fund
for Minority MUSC Dental Students

World-renown artist Jonathan Green was the guest speaker at the Friends of MUSC Minority Scholarship Committee’s most recent event that welcomed more than 100 guests on Saturday, October 1, 2011.  Dean Jack Sanders honored contributors to the McTeer Scholarship Fund and paid special tribute to Dr. George C. McTeer, Sr., the college’s first African- American graduate.  Artwork by Jonathan Green, donated by Gallery Chuma, Dr. Gwen Brown, Dr. Benetta  Bell, and Dr. Isaiah L. and Deborah Davis, was auctioned to provide additional funds for the scholarship.  The reception was held in the grand lobby of the college’s new Clinical Education Center.  Click here to view photos from the reception.
Since September 2009, more than $100,000 in gifts and pledges have been raised for the McTeer Fund.  The goal is increase the fund to $1 million over the next five years to provide a permanent, full-scholarship for a minority student.  Please make your pledge now!

Click to make a one-time gift (be sure to select "Dr. George C. McTeer, Sr., Scholarship" as your designation).
Click for a printable form to pledge your support over time.
Click for a printable form to authorize gifts through direct debit from your account.   (PDF)

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A scholarship was created in honor of the first minority graduate of the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine to provide financial assistance to under‐represented minority students (Hispanics, Native Americans and African‐Americans). However, it is yet to be fully endowed. Endowing the McTeer Fund, will ensure that a scholarship is awarded in perpetuity by allocating the interest only from the fund annually. The fund currently has approximately $20,000 in contributions; the goal is to endow it to $1,000,000 or more over the next five years. This will provide a permanent scholarship for under‐represented minorities at the College of Dental Medicine that will continue to grow with inflation and future donations.

Thanks to:
Friends of MUSC Minority Scholarship Endowment Committee
Chairman‐Dr. Isaiah Davis
Members: Dr. Benetta Bell; Dr. Gwendolyn Brown; Dr. John Dingle
Dr. Larry Ferguson; Dr. Lazetta Giles‐Williams; Dr. Audrey Gordon
Dr. Kevin James; Laura Jordan; Phil Latham; Dr. Dennis Martin
Dr. Teddy Martin; Stephanie Oberempt; Dr. Todd Tidwell
Dr. Edward Wise

Help endow the McTeer Fund by pledging your support today. Click here to make a one-time gift (be sure to select “Dr. George C. McTeer, Sr., Scholarship Fund” in the drop-down box when designating your gift.  Multi-Year pledges may be established by returning a McTeer Fund Pledge Form.  Using the pledge form you may pay in installments by credit card and/or check or be billed by MUSC Foundation at a schedule of your choice.  Contributors may also choose to have gifts automatically debited from their checking accounts by completing a McTeer Fund Direct Debit Authorization Form.  If only 50 contributors commit to give $2,000 a year for five years, the fund will increase in size to $500,000 and provide a $25,000 annual scholarship for a minority student!  However, any size gift is appreciated.

For more information or to inquire about establishing additional minority scholarship funds (minimum of $50,000) or including the McTeer Fund in your estate plans, please contact Stephanie D. Oberempt, Director of Development, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine at (800) 810-6872, (843) 792-6933, (843) 792-7980 fax, MSC 182, Charleston, SC 29425, or