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December 19, 2012 - Penn GSE is pleased to announce it is dedicating an additional $3.5M towards scholarships for master’s students, thanks to the Abramson Scholarship Challenge, created by Mrs. Madlyn Abramson and Mr. Leonard Abramson.
“Student scholarship is our number one fundraising goal,” said Dean Andy Porter. “It is critical to be able to make a Penn GSE education available to the most qualified and passionate students.”
Over the next five years, GSE will dedicate an additional $3.5M above and beyond the current level of scholarship to master’s students. GSE is also increasing the size of scholarship awards, which will now go up to $25,000 for some students.
A GSE graduate and a former reading specialist, Madlyn Abramson and her husband Leonard created the Scholarship Challenge in order to inspire and incent other donors to give to graduate scholarships at GSE.
One of several donors who rose to the challenge was Dr. Joshua Berlin. Inspired by the thought of helping qualified students get access to a Penn GSE education, Josh created the Joshua M. Berlin, MD, W'95 Scholarship.
A man of wide-ranging pursuits, Berlin is a proud Penn alumnus with a degree from Wharton, a thriving medical practice, and a long-standing interest in education. Having endowed the Berlin Family Scholarship for undergraduate students during his 15th reunion year, Josh recently expanded both his giving and his leadership by establishing his scholarship at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), where he is an Overseer.