FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Contact: Leah Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
Creation of several new scholarships announced at School of Medicine
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced today the creation of six new scholarships to assist students with tuition and other medical school expenses.
In announcing the new scholarships, Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, thanked the donors for their generous commitment and applauded the two most recently graduated classes for endowing scholarships.
“These awards are designed to help students defray some of the costs associated with obtaining a medical education. Our donors understand the financial burden that many of our students incur and we are forever grateful that they are helping ease that burden,” Holmes said.
The following scholarships were recently created:
- The Sean K. and Beth L. Hammers Scholarship, once endowed, will be awarded to an entering medical student with first preference given to a resident of Lawrence County, Ohio, or Cabell County, West Virginia. Second preference will be given to a resident of West Virginia. This award is renewable for three additional years pending academic progress.
- The Huntington Clinical Foundation MUJCESOM Expendable Scholarship is a gift of $30,000. A one-time, $10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually for three years to an entering first-year student. The MU JCESOM Scholarship Committee, in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance, will select the brightest, most academically gifted student for the award. The Huntington Clinical Foundation will review the recipient’s qualifications before the award is offered.
- The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Class of 2013 Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year medical student, and is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
- The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Class of 2014 Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year medical student, and is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
- The Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Nangle Scholarship Fund has been established through a gift from the Mae E. Nangle Trust. The scholarship will be awarded to a Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine medical student and is renewable pending normal academic progress.
- An endowed fund known as the Radiology Graduates’ Scholarship has been created at the School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Peter Chirico, chairman of the department of diagnostic radiology. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving medical student who will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the School of Medicine. The award is renewable.
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014