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WSU College of Medicine receives $50,000 from Avista for scholarships

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine received a $50,000 grant from the Avista Foundation for two endowed scholarships Monday.

The scholarships will train professionals to practice in areas of the state considered medically underserved. Each year, two students from the College of Medicine are chosen to receive the scholarship award.

“We are very grateful to the Avista Foundation for their support of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and their generosity of this gift to our talented students,” said John Tomkowiak, founding dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. “These scholarships will not only make a significant impact on the financial future of our students, they will help ensure that student loan debt will not deter students from practicing medicine in the areas of the state where they are needed most.”