Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation and St. George Medical Clinic Announce Donation to Establish an Endowment for Medical Education

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation (EWVCTCF) and the St. George Medical Clinic (SGMC) have partnered to create a permanent endowment to provide medical education scholarships to Eastern students.

The St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship to a student attending Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College who are pursuing education in a medical field. The scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded by the Foundation in the form of a tuition waiver to cover related educational costs such as books, scrubs, fees, and lab costs incurred due to enrollment at Eastern.

Applicants can apply for a scholarship here. Applications are currently being accepted until August 5th for the fall semester.

“This is an inspiring donation to help students enrolled in medical programs at Eastern. Importantly, donations such as this go a long way to provide scholarships for current and future Eastern students pursuing careers in the medical field,” said Foundation President Steven Taylor.

“This scholarship also removes other financial barriers, like lab costs and required equipment such as lab coats and scrubs,” said Director of Non-profits at Eastern Robert Burns. “Some students through other programs can get tuition covered, but these other costs can prevent someone from becoming a student as well.”

SGMC is a Federal Qualified Health Clinic located in St. George in Tucker County, with additional clinics and services in Parsons and Canaan Valley, West Virginia. They provide primary medical care, x-ray services, dental care, behavioral therapy, physical therapy, and pharmacy services. SGMC has provided a donation of $20,000 to establish an endowment that should produce an annual scholarship of $1,000 for a student attending any medical education program at the college.

For the Foundation, this is their first permanent endowment, and they have partnered with the Tucker Community Foundation to help manage the funds. Their assistance will allow the funds to grow with other funds and minimize investment risks.

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works with the College to raise funds for Scholarship and College Advancement. This includes various campaigns like Giving Tuesday, Online Fundraising, and the annual Farm to Table event.

To learn more about Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation, visit www.easternwvctcfoundation.org.