The East West Scholarship Dinner raises money to provide scholarships each year to WesternU students in graduate nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, podiatric medicine, dental medicine and veterinary medicine. Applicants from all ethnic backgrounds are selected based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.
This event expands each year, with close to 300 friends of the University continuing to guarantee scholarship support to a diverse group of health care students at WesternU. Annually, health care professionals, physicians, pharmacists, community leaders and business associates representing many parts of the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley attend this event.
To date, more than 285 WesternU students have received awards totaling in excess of $390,000. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to become respected health care professionals, often pursuing their careers in underserved and economically disadvantaged areas.
The mission of the East West Scholarship committee is to provide support in helping our students become competent and compassionate health care professionals and stewards of our communities.