Bastyr University recently received a generous gift of $319,000 from the estate of Adrienne and Percy Frazier to establish a need-based scholarship fund for students of natural medicine.
The Fraziers lived in Missoula, Mont., and were grateful patients of naturopathic physicians. Mr. Frazier passed away in 2006 at age 94. Adrienne Frazier died in 2011, also at age 94. Mrs. Frazier was passionate about natural medicine; her support of naturopathic and Chinese herbal medicine was significant.
The Fraziers’ gift to Bastyr University will establish scholarships or, if appropriate, make loans for “deserving and needy students” in any area of study. The Frazier estate also funds an endowment for the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore.
“The Fraziers’ generosity will help many worthy students achieve their goal of becoming natural medicine practitioners for years to come,” says Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “We are honored that they have chosen to leave such a lasting legacy for our scholars.”
The Bastyr University Scholarship Committee will meet in spring 2015 to determine which student or students will receive financial assistance. Funds from the Percy and Adrienne Frazier Scholarship will then be given out to those selected.
For more information about the many ways to give to Bastyr University, please contact the Office of Development.
Also, see more on funding your degree at our Financial Aid page.
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Bastyr University, located near Seattle, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture & Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility (the Bastyr University Research Institute) and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.