Donation will help establish scholarship fund for students in financial need
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 is a nonprofit, private university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. Recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research, the University has a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second campus in San Diego, California. Bastyr's international faculty teaches the natural health sciences with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature. A pioneer in natural medicine since its inception 40 years ago, Bastyr continues to be at the forefront in developing the model for 21st-century medicine.