The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville will receive a $1.5 million scholarship gift from the Jolley Foundation’s James E. Jolley Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based scholarships.
The first of the scholarships will be allocated this academic year, with the fund annually supporting two students by covering the cost of their tuition and fees. This funding is dedicated to students who have had to overcome obstacles including cultural or geographic barriers to success, economic adversity and/or personal or family illnesses.
“This wonderful family is thoughtful and intentional in directing their philanthropy to positively impact lives and communities; just hearing of this gift brought tears to my eyes and immense joy,” said Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, dean of the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville and chief academic officer for Prisma Health-Upstate. “Each student recipient of the James E. Jolley Scholarship will be gifted not only with funding but also with the freedom to learn and grow into amazing physicians without the fear of a major debt load upon graduation. The Endowment will allow students the opportunity to choose the type of doctors they truly desire to be, based on preference, rather than solely on future earning potential. In essence, each recipient, along with each and every patient they care for during their career, will be greatly impacted by the James E. Jolley Scholarship.”
The School of Medicine Greenville previously received a $100,000 scholarship from the Jolley Foundation in 2015.