The Jefferson County Medical Society has established an endowed scholarship to benefit deserving School of Medicine students from Jefferson County with financial need and academic merit. The school matched the funds raised by the society’s approximately 2,300 members at an August 2012 event, doubling the impact of their donations. The JCMS directed its gifts toward the principal of its endowed scholarship as well as a sponsored scholarship, enabling five students to receive support for the 2013-14 year while making an investment in generations of future students.
The goal for the scholarship is to support students as they gain medical knowledge and skills for the benefit of their future patients. The society plans to raise additional funds to increase the scholarship endowment, and the school will continue to match all current-use scholarship gifts made by alumni through 2014.