McMillan-Stewart Foundation Endows $600,000 to CDU
The McMillan-Stewart Foundation endowed $600,000 to CDU for student scholarships and the Saturday Science Academy II (SSA II) Pipeline Program. Kibebe Gizaw, McMillan-Stewart Foundation President, visited the University to deliver the two checks – $400,000 for scholarships and $200,000 for SSA II.
“I want to thank Kibebe Gizaw for his leadership as well as the continued partnership and support of the McMillan Stewart Foundation that we have enjoyed since 2016,” said Dr. David Carlisle, CDU President and CEO, who was present to receive the generous gift. “The awards have greatly benefited CDU students along with the Saturday Science II Pipeline Program by helping to keep participant fees low for the over 300 children and youth who participate in the program annually.”
SSA II exposes Pre-k through 12th grade students to fun and engaging science material in an effort to motivate them to move into health care fields after graduating high school. Students are introduced to various concepts in human anatomy and physiology, math, biomedical engineering, physical science, global health, plant life and marine biology, each in an eight-week academically rich learning intense program phase.
The McMillan-Stewart Foundation seeks to realize the vision of its founder, Geneviève McMillan, who supported the arts as a vehicle for understanding the diversity of human experience and believed that people should work for equality and justice for all.