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$300,000 Scholarship Named in Honor of President Medland

Medland ScholarshipLed by members of Viterbo’s Board of Trustees, over $300,000 was raised in less than two months to endow a scholarship in honor of outgoing university president Dr. William J. Medland.

The announcement, made at the December Trustee’s meeting, surprised Medland, who was unaware of the effort. “I’m ‘flabbergasted.’ There is not a better word to describe how I felt when I heard the news,” Medland said. “The fact that Viterbo friends and leaders thought so highly of me, and more especially of Viterbo, to give in excess of $300,000 for this scholarship endowment will remain one of my greatest joys.”

Medland, who asked to determine the eligibility for the new scholarship, selected first-generation college students as the recipients of the fund. Individuals interested in contributing to the Medland scholarship may do so by contacting Gary Klein at