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Give for a Healthier Washington

The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is training the next generation of doctors, speech pathologists, nutrition and exercise physiologists and more. Created to expand medical education and health care access across the state, our students are training in Washington’s communities for Washington’s communities.

Help us make a difference and support the health care leaders of the future and the dedicated clinicians and researchers who make your community a healthier place.


Changing the Health Care Landscape in Washington

One such student is fourth-year medical student Pierce Claassen. The son of a third-generation farmer from Clarkston, Washington, Pierce grew up working on the family farm alongside his family and continues to help in the fields even in medical school. 

Pierce hopes to go to an Internal Medicine residency program, and though he might match outside of Washington, he knows he’ll return to his roots in Clarkston and to the tight-knit community that has supported him in one way or another throughout his life. “Cougs always find their way back home,” he shared. 

With your gift, you can ensure every student has access to a scholarship to attend Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and be a changemaker in your community. 

Dean’s Excellence Fund

Your donation will support the medical students working in each clinical campus community as part of their clerkships. Give to the community of your choice!

Elson S. Floyd College Of Medicine Student Scholarship Fund

This is the college’s premier unrestricted scholarship fund, providing scholarships to talented and qualified students from various backgrounds.

Your gift will provide fundamental support for fulfilling our mission. You can choose to support student scholarships, core operations, or innovative programs and research!

Dr. Elson S. Floyd Medical Education Founder’s Fund

This fund was created to honor the legacy of the college’s founder and WSU President (2007-2015) and provide critical support for accreditation and operation of the college.

Elson S. Floyd College Of Medicine Dean’s Excellence Fund

This fund supports priorities in education and research. Used at the discretion of the Dean, this fund helps develop innovative programs, recruit faculty and provides the opportunity to support the essential needs of the college’s mission

Your gift will support individual departments within the College of Medicine, providing student scholarships or funds for faculty development and program development.

Graduate Medical Education

This fund supports activities related to graduate medical education including residency and fellowship programs sponsored by the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

Nutrition And Exercise Physiology Excellence Fund

This fund supports student scholarships and financial aid, student travel expenses to attend professional conferences, new equipment and the recruitment and retention of faculty.

Research Excellence Fund

The Research Excellence Fund is used at the discretion of the Vice Dean of Research. This fund supports research aimed at helping people throughout Washington and the world live healthier, more productive lives.

Speech & Hearing Sciences Excellence Fund

This fund is used at the discretion of the Chair of Speech & Hearing Sciences. The fund supports student scholarships, innovative programs and the recruitment of new faculty to grow and develop the program.

Annual Report

As the college continues to grow with purpose, we take some time to review the accomplishments from 2023. Read program spotlights, major research stories, impact across Washington state, donations and grants to the college, and more in the Annual Report.

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Get to Know Our Donors

We are thankful to our donors, who empower our college to fulfill our mission.

Community Hosting and Homestay Program

We are looking for families and individuals in the local communities of Everett, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver who would be willing to host a student during the six clinical campus weeks from September through April for two years.

Willed Body Program

The donation of one’s body after death is a thoughtful and unique contribution to the education of future health care providers – a generous gift for which our students and faculty are deeply grateful.