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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine



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.


Operation Student Success

Impact Medical Students through Operation Student Success

Each level of sponsorship directly impacts the success of WSU medical students.

Customize your level of sponsorship to the areas that mean the most to you:

$250 Sponsors a stethoscope and white coat

$500 Select the city name to support a clinical campus – Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver

$750 Sponsors an iPad

$1,000 Supports the Student Scholarship Fund


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Gladys E. Cooper Jennings Student Scholarship Fund

Gladys Jennings is a pioneering nutritionist and the first Black woman to earn a master’s degree at WSU. The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology has an opportunity to honor the groundbreaking alum. For Gladys’ upcoming 97th birthday in October, the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology would like to honor her by fully endowing the Gladys E. Cooper Jennings Student Scholarship Fund. $26,250 is needed to fully endow a scholarship and the college has raised $18,000 to date.

We hope you will consider a gift to help us wish Gladys a happy birthday and honor all that she has accomplished in the field of nutrition and exercise physiology.

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Support medical students around Washington

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!

Dean's Excellent Fund EverettDean's Excellent Fund SpokaneDean's Excellent Fund Tri-CitiesDean's Excellent Fund Vancouver

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.
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Reagan Dieter Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was created in loving memory of Reagan Dieter, who passed away in 2019, and will provide a way for all those who knew him to honor his passion for the field of medicine and support incoming medical students.
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Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Scholarship

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary is working with the Washington State University (WSU) Foundation to establish a Rotary scholarship at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to help reduce the shortage of physicians in vast areas of the state. The “Service Above Self” mission reflects not only the mission of the Rotary Districts across the world but reflects the mission and vision the College of Medicine has for the State of Washington.
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Kirk Lund, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kirk Lund, MD is a hematologist and medical oncologist specializing in urologic and breast cancer in Spokane, WA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. His extraordinary impact on patients will provide a lasting legacy to inspire hope in generations to come, including an exemplary standard of empathetic care for future WSU doctors to follow. Don and Dena Kopczynski have established an endowed scholarship honoring Dr. Lund with contributions by Avista and MultiCare. Join them in honoring Dr. Lund with a gift to the Dr. Kirk Lund, MD Scholarship Fund.
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Support college growth and development

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.

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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

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Support our college departments & offices

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Get to Know Our Donors

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

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Nancy Fike
Senior Director of Development

Kelsea Nester
Director of Development
If you would like to create an endowment or contribute to an existing endowment, please contact Nancy Fike, Senior Director of Development.