Everyone may not be aware that the college has a financially sound Foundation. The Foundation was created in 1992 and is comprised of both restricted and unrestricted gifts. At fiscal year-end 2007, the Foundation had assets of over $5,000,000, an increase of $440,000 from year-end 2006. This Foundation's investments allow the college to award scholarships and support other college development and research activities. Recently, Stanford University voted to award full tuition to accepted students whose parents make less than $100,000 a year. Sounds like a great deal, but Stanford sits on a multi-billion dollar endowment. It's all about giving back.
Jefferson Scholarship Support Opportunities
Jefferson College of Health Sciences has several institutional student scholarships which are funded by alumni and friends of the College. Scholarship support is vital for our students. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of our students, supporting scholarships is one of the best ways to make sure deserving students receive the Jefferson education.
If you would like to make a gift to any of these scholarships, please contact Catherine Turner, JCHS Resource Development Officer, at (540) 224-4644 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
JCHS students may not receive full tuition, but they are awarded scholarships that exist because of the generosity of donors who believe in the college and wish to ensure its financial future.
Jeffrey Thompson '99 said that "while the amount he received from the Hugh Trout Scholarship may not have been a large award, it was helpful in starting my medical text library. A single text book can cost $200, and every little bit helps."
Along with bequests and cash gifts from life insurance policies, the Foundation also received a Title III Challenge Endowment Grant from the Department of Education in 1995 for $500,000. This gave the Foundation a solid start, but there is much to be done as the college continues to grow its student population, programs and facilities.
The Lynn Marshall Emergency Fund, a restricted fund in the Foundation, was helpful to Christina Zysk '04 while she was a student in the Physician Assistant program.
"It was helpful," Christina says, "I was a single parent with three young children and was commuting from New Castle." She would like to see more scholarships offered to students so they can come out of school without carrying the burden of student loans. That can and will happen as the Foundation continues to grow with gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, friends, corporations and foundations.