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Alumnus gifts $10 million to support FSU women studying STEM

A black and white headshot of Marc Julius in front of illustrations of microscopes, DNA and other science-related objects
Marc Julius
Hillary Speed

A Florida State University alumnus and former health care consultant has left an estate gift to support women majoring in STEM fields at FSU.

Marc Julius, who graduated FSU Magna Cum Laude in 1963 with a double major in chemistry and microbiology, has gifted an estimated $10 million to endow scholarships and program support for FSU women with unmet financial need and high potential who are pursuing degrees in STEM-related majors.

“We’re humbled and grateful to be part of Marc’s extraordinary legacy of promoting women in science,” FSU President Richard McCullough said. “We know our students will benefit greatly from this generous and transformational gift.”

Julius shared that his gift was inspired in part by his observation throughout his career, including time as CEO of a successful health care consulting firm, that women were not always well-represented in STEM-related fields.

He named the fund for his parents, Dezso and Fanny Julius, who taught Marc and his siblings the value of education and perseverance.

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