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$15,000 scholarship set up at medical school

Jan. 25, 2013 @ 11:07 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A $15,000 endowed scholarship has set up through the Marshall University School of Medicine.

The scholarship was created by a donation from Dr. Robert A. Hess, a 1984 graduate. His son, Jonathan A. Hess, graduated last year and is currently a resident physician in family medicine at Marshall.

The scholarship, known as the Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Hess Scholarship for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will be awarded to a first-year medical student who also is the first in his or her immediate family to attend medical school.

The recipient will be selected by the School of Medicine Scholarship Committee, in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Affairs.

"Jannell and I are grateful to Marshall University for allowing me the opportunity to achieve my dream of becoming a physician," Hess said. "For one of two out-of-state students accepted in 1980, Marshall's tuition was affordable compared to other schools around the country. We realize that for many, the cost of obtaining a medical degree is still a major obstacle. It is our privilege to endow this scholarship that will allow future students the chance to realize their dreams."

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