Endowed Funds

Endowed Funds support the university over the long term. These gifts create permanent funds where the principal gift is invested to generate earnings that strengthen PNWU for generations to come.

Endowed Scholarship: An Endowed Scholarship must be at least $30,000. This gives the donor the opportunity to support student scholarships in perpetuity.

Endowed Professorship: An Endowed Professorship must be at least $100,000. This gift will provide a faculty stipend position with the revenue from the endowment fund specifically set up for that purpose. This position can be in a certain department.

Endowed Chair: An Endowed Chair must be at least $2.5 million. This is an opportunity to provide the salary for a full time faculty member with the revenue from the endowment. Much like a Professorship, this can be designated to a particular department.

Endowed Scholarships

Butler Family Endowed Scholarship
The Butler Family scholarship was established in honor of Lloyd Butler, DO and Gloria Butler, pioneering individuals who assisted with the founding of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduate of a high school in one of the rural, eastern Washington counties of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing and show dedication to civic involvement.

Cadwell Laboratories Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2016 by Priscilla and John Cadwell through their business, Cadwell Laboratories. Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • A resident or a high school graduate of Benton or Franklin Counties in Washington;
  • Excellent academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate leadership efforts in addressing the health needs of rural and underserved populations;
  • Completed noteworthy accomplishments, awards and honors, special projects, and/or extracurricular activities that demonstrate the applicant's ability to be a leader.

Virginia Hislop Emergency Fund
This fund provides immediate relief to PNWU students experiencing an unexpected financial emergency so they can get back to what matters most: providing quality care to rural and underserved communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Chris Tracz Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Christopher Tracz, a fourth-year osteopathic medicine student who passed away in September 2016. Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic achievement;
  • Demonstrate leadership efforts in addressing the health needs of rural and underserved populations;
  • Completed noteworthy accomplishments, awards and honors, special projects, and/or extracurricular activities that demonstrate the applicant's ability to be a leader.

Watson Family Endowed Scholarship
The Watson Family scholarship was established in 2017 with a donation from then President Dr. D. Keith and his wife Dr. Maureen Watson. Applicants shall meet the following criteria:

  • First generation medical student;
  • Preference given to students raised in rural or medically underserved communities (ideally with a population less than 10,000).

Contact Information

Michele Erickson
Chief Development Officer
merickson@pnwu.edu
509.249.7708

Adam Story
Director of Development
astory@pnwu.edu
509.249.7862

Lesley Kerns
Donor Relations/Events Manager
lkerns@pnwu.edu
509.249.7774

Lauri Roberson
Advancement Services Manager
lroberson@pnwu.edu
509.249.7874

Kaitlyn Porter
Director of Annual Giving
kporter@pnwu.edu
509.249.7875