Last fall, Athenia “Micki” Athans created a need-based scholarship to support medical students in good standing at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. The scholarship honors Clotilde Bowen, MD ’47, who was the first African-American female to graduate from Ohio State’s medical school, as well as the first African-American female physician in the U.S. Army. She once described herself as having lived a “blessed” life, due largely to her faith and her education at Ohio State. Bowen passed away on March 3, 2011. The College annually holds The Clotilde D. Bowen, MD, Diversity Lecture Series in Bowen’s honor.
You, too, can ensure that future generations will have superbly educated and trained practitioners. Support the College of Medicine Dean’s Scholarship Fund #313941 at osu.edu/giving/ or other initiatives. For more information, contact Ryann Eff at (614) 685-1963 or visit medicine.osu.edu/donate.