What to Support

Making a financial gift to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine impacts current students, future students, patients and the quality of medical education and research.  

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Medical Student Scholarships

Scholarship Campaign Pledge Form

At the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, more than 90 percent of students rely on federal student loans to supplement their finances. The average Marshall medical student graduates with more than $150,000 in debt, making scholarships more important than ever. 

Academic scholarships for outstanding students, regardless of their ability to pay, are vital to the School of Medicine as we seek to attract and keep the best and brightest students in West Virginia.

  • Adopt a Medical Student
    With a $29,000 commitment, you can create a $25,000 endowed scholarship over 5 years while supporting a medical student with a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 annually for 4 years).
  • Class Giving
    Join forces with your fellow alumni to leave a legacy from your graduating class. If you are interested in making a lead gift and rallying alumni to build the scholarship endowment for your class, we want to hear from you.
    • Homecoming - Come back and give back! If you’re celebrating a milestone reunion this year, join other members of your class by making a gift to your class scholarship fund. Together, you will help grow a stronger School of Medicine community. 

School of Medicine Annual Loyalty Fund

Gifts made to the School of Medicine’s Annual Loyalty Fund are used to meet the school’s greatest priorities, among which are scholarships, teaching, research and capital projects. 

Loyalty Gift Form  Give Online Now

White Coat Sponsorships

Support the Class of 2028 with a White Coat Sponsorship

Your gift of $100, $200 or more will help carry on the tradition of the annual White Coat Ceremony. Each year, a new class of future physicians is welcomed into the ranks and presented with their white coat and medical instruments, provided through generous gifts from alumni and friends.

White Coat Giving Form  Give Online Now

Take a Seat Campaign

Take a Seat Pledge Form

Take a Seat is a long-term campaign that supports the School of Medicine’s Educational Technology Endowment. Your gift of $1,000 will enable the School of Medicine to maintain and enhance its cutting-edge technological support for health sciences education.When you make your pledge, the school will inscribe a brass plaque to be placed on the back of a seat in the Harless Auditorium. 


Innovations happen at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine everyday through clinical, laboratory and translational research. Learn more about what we're doing to advance medicine and how you can support new innovations. Gifts to support research may be designated for a specific department, program or research area. Please contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711 for more information.