$10 Million Gift Benefits KU Students, Libraries | KCUR

$10 Million Gift Benefits KU Students, Libraries

Jul 19, 2013

A $10 million estate gift will fund scholarships for health professions students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and support libraries at the medical center and at KU in Lawrence. 

The gift is from the estate of David and Stata Ringle. Stata Ringle was a researcher, professor and dean at the medical center for 28 years, beginning in 1962. 

KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling says the bequest will more than double the scholarship support for students in the School of Health Professions at KU Med.

“It will provide the opportunity for the school to increase the size of individual scholarships, but also to offer more scholarships to a greater number of students,” says Seuferling.

The money will also support the Clendening History of Medicine Library at the medical center, and the Kenneth Spencer Research Library on the main KU campus.