The Mark Sobel Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Students of the Sciences will support need- and merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in medicine.
Dr. Mark Sobel (B.S. ’82, zoology; M.D. ’87, Case Western Reserve University) and his wife Mary Grace endowed the scholarship to honor the memory of their son Mark Sobel Jr. who died in 2011 of a heart infection at the age of 17. Mark Jr.’s dream was to one day become a doctor, and it is the Sobel’s wish that through this scholarship, others aspiring to the medical profession may come to realize their dream. In addition to honoring Mark Jr.’s memory, this scholarship also celebrates his gift of life to Frank Romano (B.S. ’75, general studies), a retired restaurant owner who lives in Connecticut. When Mark Jr. passed away, his parents donated his kidney to Romano.