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Our goal at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation is to grow an endowment large enough to provide financial assistance to every WVSOM student. This will help us ensure that our school continues to be a leader of excellence in medical education.
WVSOM Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund
Launched in 2018, our Legacy Scholarship fund is our primary donation effort designed to help us achieve our goal of providing every student with some level of financial support. Learn more about the impact you can make by giving to this important fund.
Awarded to a student who took a nontraditional path to medical school. This includes students who pursued another career path before choosing medicine and students who had to leave their jobs to attend medical school. Preference will be given to a student who is considering psychiatry as a specialty.
Will be awarded annually to a WVSOM student who is in good standing and has served as an advocate for LBGTQ+ students and individuals. Preference will be given to students who are active in equity and inclusion groups such as the Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA), have served on panels and boards dedicated to LBGTQ+ progress and issues, and have earned a certificate in one of the following WVSOM sponsored programs: LBGTQ+ Series, Health Disparities Series, or Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Series.
Awarded annually to a WVSOM student in good academic standing who has demonstrated strong character and dedication to their community. Preference will be given to students who earned their undergraduate degrees from Concord University or West Virginia University. Preference will also be given to students from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties in West Virginia.
Awarded to a student representing an underrepresented population at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Preference will be given to students from ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, and students from rural counties that classify as medically underserved.
Awarded to a student who exemplifies strong academic qualifications and has a desire to practice in West Virginia upon graduation. The scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) from one of the qualifying West Virginia counties: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Nicholas, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, and Wyoming.
Established by Anna Marie’s family and the staff of WVSOM in 2018. Anna Marie was the Director of Accreditation of WVSOM until her untimely death in August of 2017. This scholarship will be awarded to a female, second-year student from WV who exemplifies the characteristics embodied by Anna Marie. These characteristics include: getting things done behind the scenes, being a leader who leads by example, is genuine and compassionate, an untiring advocate of support for others, and volunteers in the community. The recipient should be known for her willingness to help out and not shy away from a challenge. Additionally, the recipient should be known for greeting you with her beautiful smile and warm welcome.
Awarded to a student who is non-traditional (ethnicity, gender, or financial need). The awardee should have research or volunteer experience demonstrating sustainability and/or decreasing global footprint.
Awarded to a student who: demonstrates leadership and has made a positive impact on the campus and/or community. The student may or may not be a member of the student government. Preference may be given to a student who plans to practice Family Medicine or who demonstrates an interest in Wilderness Medicine.
This scholarship fund is part of the West Virginia Emulation Endowment Trust. The Trust was created in 1969 by the Foundation and consists of 15 separate scholarship funds that provide need-based scholarship support at various colleges and universities. Each scholarship fund is named after someone their board felt we should all try to emulate -hence the name "Emulation" Endowment Trust. The WVSOM scholarship fund was established in 2016 and named after Dr. Olen E. Jones, Jr. As many of you know, Dr. Jones served as the President of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine from 1987 until 2009 and is credited with guiding the institution to unprecedented success.
This fund will provide for an award to be given annually to a 3rd or 4th year student who intends to practice Emergency Medicine. This award is established by Brant Hinchman, D.O., WVSOM Class of 2012, and shall be given in honor of his father, David Hinchman, D.O., WVSOM Class of 1982.
This scholarship was established by her four children in 2020 to honor a brilliant woman who, against all odds, became a physician at the age of 50 (WVSOM Class of 1993). She helped hundreds of patients in her 20 years as an Internist; her hope was that others could do the same.