Several alumni from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) recently established a scholarship fund to support UMSOD students. Drs. Bradley Trattner and Adam Eisner, trustees of the Baltimore alumni chapter of dental fraternity Alpha Omega, joined Drs. Todd Sarubin and Arthur Goldvarg in donating $100,000 to the school. The gift created the Baltimore Alumni Chapter of Alpha Omega Endowment Fund.
The fund will award approximately $5,000 annually to a rising senior dental student. Recipients must exhibit academic achievement and a commitment to provide dental services to the community. A scholarship recipient will be selected every year by Alpha Omega trustees and UMSOD officials. "This gift not only benefits students, but also sets an example for others to follow. Gifts like this really do make a difference," said UMSOD Dean Christian S. Stohler.
As alumni, the trustees are excited to support their alma mater and help future graduates become leaders in the dental profession. The endowment is important for the future of Alpha Omega, a Jewish dental fraternity that was founded at UMSOD nearly 100 years ago. The scholarship enables the fraternity to continue making a positive impact at the school. "It is extremely rewarding to know that the Baltimore Alumni Chapter of Alpha Omega has left an indelible mark and a legacy for future generations of dental students," said Dr. Eisner.