Tuition support for Flint students, thanks to a beloved local family

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Tuition support to the University of Michigan Medical School is available for college students from Flint and Genesee County who qualify for financial assistance and are accepted into the program. Students have to fill out financial aid forms during application and indicate they are from Flint/Genesee County to be eligible for the scholarship. So far there have been no applicants from our area.

Mary-Sue Tuuri, daughter of Dr. Arthur Tuuri, a pediatrician who took care of Flint kids from 1948 to 1985, and her husband, Dr. Gary Jones, want to give students who grew up in Flint and Genesee County the chance to realize their dreams of becoming a doctor.

"We grew up in Flint and met each other here," says Mary-Sue. "We want to give back to the place we love, the place that provided us with so many important opportunities."

Dr. Gary S. Jones and Mrs. Mary-Sue Tuuri established the need-based endowed scholarship for college-aged individuals who have origins in the city of Flint (or its contiguous area) or are students from Genesee County. If neither of these criteria are met in a three-year period, however, then a student from the state of Michigan qualifies, as well.

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