Giving Tuesday

This year for Giving Tuesday, PNWU will be raising money for point-of-care ultrasound equipment (POCUS). This equipment will allow PNWU to train students on how to use this revolutionary technology and prepare them for what matters most- providing quality care to rural and underserved communities that need them most.


PNWU students often credit their greatest challenges as inspiration for their medical pursuits.

Some reflect on rural hometowns, where the nearest doctor was too far away or took months to be seen.
 Others recall tense family discussions where budgeting for a trip to the doctor or buying groceries was a necessary topic of debate. Every story is different, but one thing is universally true: receiving a scholarship at PNWU can open innumerable doors for future doctors.
For some, a scholarship can be the difference in attending medical school at all.

This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to help PNWU students in the most meaningful way possible –

by making a gift to scholarships.

PNWU currently has 10 scholarships that support about 16 students each year and provide everything from tuition relief to covering emergency expenses. These scholarships were made possible by people just like you. By helping to remove even a small amount of the financial burden that comes along with a medical school journey, scholarships make it easier for our students to focus on what matters most:
becoming the best physician they can be.

Meet Annika LaVoie

Growing up in a low-income family in rural Washington, Annika LaVoie’s dream of becoming a doctor seemed out of reach. Today, as the recipient of PNWU’s Butler Family Endowed Scholarship, that dream is coming true.

Read her Story

Meet Alexandra Olivo

Fourth-year student doctor Lexi Olivo was the first in her family to graduate from college, but her ambitions didn't stop there. Today, as an A.T. Still Osteopathic Medicine Scholar, Olivo is breaking new ground on her way to becoming a compassionate community physician.  

Read her Story

Meet Chris Walker

As a child, Chris Walker witnessed the impact of the physician shortage firsthand. Today, thanks to PNWU’s Seal Endowed Scholarship, he is working to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need, no matter where they live.

Read His Story

How to Get Involved

Share on Social Media

Sharing on social media helps our cause come to life. With your help, we can make a difference for our students here at PNWU.

And Donate!

Donate below and know your impact will change a student's life. 


Tell a Friend

Telling a friend about the scholarships PNWU has for its students and the impact it has on their lives could inspire someone to join our team in helping students succeed.