December 19, 2019 

LAWT News Service 


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) on December 5, 2019, that will create more scholarship opportunities for students at Black College Expo events, as well as offer “priority admission” to NCRF students into undergraduate programs at CDU.


Additionally, CDU will offer one $18,000 scholarship to a student who is instantly admitted to CDU during each 2019-20 NCRF Expo events, and NCRF will host an expo event at CDU on January 28, 2020.



NCRF is an educational enhancement agency that helps students from under-resourced communities prepare, enroll and graduate from degree and/or certificate programs.


CDU President and CEO David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD, highlighted the importance of the relationship.  “CDU is an institution that has always sought to open new pathways to college for students from under-resourced communities,” said Dr. Carlisle.  “The National College Resources Foundation has worked for over 20 years to address the excessive high school dropout and below-average college attendance rate among underserved and underrepresented students.  So, this is a wonderful partnership for us both.”


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Category: Education