Saint Louis University’s School of Nursing recently received the largest gift in its history. The estate of alumna Mary K. Hoppe gifted $8.4 million to the university, the entirety of which will be used to create the Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hoppe Endowed Scholarship to assist multiple students in every program offered at the School of Nursing.

Teri Murray, PhD, dean of the School of Nursing, tells Newswise.com, “I was delighted to receive this gift. The endowed scholarship has been designated as a financial need-based scholarship, and I can envision how this award will help many students complete the nursing education program with little to no educational debt. The Hoppes’ generosity in providing educational assistance for students will live eternally through the lives of the scholarship recipients and the countless numbers of patients each student touches.”

The School of Nursing provides bachelors, masters, and post-masters nurse practitioner certificate and doctoral programs. The school’s mission is focused on education and leadership, developing nursing professionals through research, practice, and service.

Mrs. and Dr. Hoppe were 1951 graduates from Saint Louis University, she from the School of Nursing and he from the School of Medicine. Scholarships are a top philanthropic priority for the school and the Hoppes’ gift will benefit nursing students for generations to come.

To learn more about the Hoppes’ $8.4 million gift to the Saint Louis University School of Nursing, visit here.

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