MUSOM receives endowment scholarship from Wilson family


Marshall University alumni David and Patricia Wilson along with their daughter, Laura Wilson have established an endowed scholarship for medical students with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

According to the Wilsons, Marshall still remains an important part of the family’s life even though David, an engineer and Patricia, a practicing dermatologist, now reside in Alabama.

Patricia graduated from the Marshall school of medicine with honors and received a national Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary distinction in 1994. David graduated from Marshall in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree. Laura graduated from the Marshall school of medicine in 2014.

According to a press release, watching Laura graduate inspired Patricia and David to reignite their bonds with Marshall. The Wilsons decided to offer financial support to students in hopes that more of their colleagues will follow suit.

The scholarship, known as the Wilson Family Endowment is for first-year medical students who are residents of the Huntington/Tri-State area. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years if normal academic progress is maintained. The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Scholarship Committee will select the recipients of the award.

“Any time a scholarship is endowed, it is so meaningful and appreciated,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs for the school of medicine. “The fact this was created by the Wilson family is particularly special because of the strong legacy connection to the school of medicine – with both mother and daughter as graduates. It shows how much the school has meant to them and their family.”

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