Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College Foundation (Eastern Foundation) and the St. George Medical Clinic (SGMC) have partnered to create a permanent endowment to provide medical education scholarships. The St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship Fund will award one scholarship to a student attending Eastern in a medical field. The scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student in the form of a tuition waiver from Easter Foundation, books, and other related educational costs like scrubs, fees, and lab costs incurred from enrollment. Steve Taylor, the Foundation’s President, said, “This is an inspiring donation to help students in the College’s medical programs; this one donation will also yield an annual scholarship from now on. So, this one donation helps current students and future students at the College.” “This scholarship also removes other financial barriers, like lab costs and required equipment like lab coats and scrubs. Some students can get tuition covered, but these other costs can prevent someone from becoming a student as well,” said Robert Burns, Director of NonProfits at Eastern. SGMC is a Federal Qualified Health Clinic located in St. George, Tucker County, with additional clinics and services in Parsons and Canaan Valley. The clinic has provided a donation of $20,000 to establish an endowment that should produce an annual scholarship of $1,000 for a student attending any medical education program at the college. This is Eastern Foundation’s first permanent endowment, and they have partnered with the Tucker Community Foundation to help manage the funds. Their assistance will allow the funds to grow with other monies and minimize investment risks.