Albert and Evelyn Mintzer Family Medical Scholarship
The Albert and Evelyn Mintzer Family Medical Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Albert J. Mintzer, M.D. (1953, B.A., General Science; 1956, M.D., Medicine), and his wife, Evelyn Sirota Mintzer (1957, B.A., Education). It is the family’s wish to provide assistance to students so that they can be enriched by their education and to lessen the burden of their debt.
Dr. Mintzer was provided with scholarships and jobs that enabled him to complete his college education without debt. His older brother, David, was physically challenged and had multiple orthopedic procedures during his childhood at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, enabling him to walk. Evelyn’s father participated in the research phase of L-Dopa (treatment of Parkinson’s Disease) which enabled him to have a temporary remission and a better quality
Dr. Mintzer took an internship program in Fresco, California, a general practice residency in Ventura, California, and an OB-GYN residency in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After serving in the Air Force from 1961-1963, Dr. Mintzer and his family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he established OB-GYN, P.C. He was in private practice until his retirement in 2004. Presently, Dr. Mintzer spends one day a week in the GYN Clinic at Broadlawns Hospital working with third-year medical students from the University of Iowa.
Albert and Evelyn are members of the Iowa First Committee. They are donors to a research program conducted by the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Additionally, they have designated in their estate planning, the University of Iowa Foundation as a major recipient.
Three of the Mintzer children graduated from The University of Iowa; Michael (1982, B.A., General Science; 1986, M.D., Medicine); Dana (1984, B.S., Sociology and Political Science); Joel (1986, B.S., Economics and Political Science). Their daughter, Miriam graduated from Drake with a pharmacy degree.
Because of the remarkable support the University of Iowa Medical College and Hospitals have given to the Mintzer-Sirota families, it is their desire to provide scholarships for deserving students in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine who demonstrate financial need. Furthermore, it is the desire of Dr. and Mrs. Mintzer that this scholarship be renewable for up to four years to qualified recipient(s) as long as they meet the specified criteria.
Congratulations on receiving the Albert and Evelyn Mintzer Family Medical Scholarship