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The Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia ESP Fund and Tully Fund are medical student scholarship programs designed to help promote and encourage family physicians to practice in West Virginia. Over 64 students have received scholarships. Proceeds from this conference, along with generous donations from individuals, fund this valuable project. Want more information about giving?

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ESP Scholarship Fund

ESP Scholarship Fund logoThe Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia/ESP Fund is a medical student loan program designed to help promote and encourage family physicians to practice in West Virginia. The fund originated in 1978 -1980 when the nearly 15,000 members of the West Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs raised over $60,000 for ESP (Educational Seed for Physicians). On May 1, 1991, the ESP Fund was transferred to the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia.

ESP is now governed by the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia Board with a Selection Committee composed of representatives from the Foundation Board, GFWC West Virginia and the medical profession. Each year the Selection Committee selects recipients in April from among the qualified applicants. Loans to individual recipients in the amount of $5,000 per year for the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical students, may be awarded on the basis of need and interest in Family Medicine.

I will be a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year medical student in the fall. ; I plan to enter the field of Family Medicine. ; I plan to practice Family Medicine in West Virginia for at least two years (only one year if I will be a 4th year medical student) upon completion of my residency training program. ; I am in financial need and/or have student debt.

A student receiving an ESP Loan promises to specialize in the field of Family Medicine, and upon completion of his/her intern or residency training, he/she promises to practice in the state of West Virginia for two years upon completion of his/her intern or residency training, unless awarded the scholarship as a 4th year medical student, in which case he/she must promise to practice in the state of West Virginia for one year upon completion of his/her intern or residency training.

After one to two years of practice is completed, the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia ESP Fund agrees to waive repayment. If the recipient fails to fulfill the agreement, he/she will be obligated to repay the scholarship plus interest.

  • 1980 Norman Vaughn
  • 1981 Clarence Beavers
  • 1982 Susan Lovejoy
  • 1983 Randy Swain
  • 1985 Thomas Lauderman
  • 1986 Douglas Scott Tice
  • 1986 Michael DeWitt
  • 1987 Thomas Lauderman
  • 1987 Clyde Rorrer, Jr.
  • 1988 Gary F. Roberts
  • 1989 Terry C. Shank
  • 1990 Charles McClung
  • 1992 Mark Rorrer
  • 1992 Mark Allen
  • 1992 Matt Lambert
  • 1993 William Cartwright
  • 1996 William Kent Harris
  • 1997 Gary Nichols
  • 1997 Jeffrey M. Dodson
  • 1998 Kris Eads
  • 1998 Matthew Haag

2000 Heather Border 2000 Hunter Boshell 2000 Chad Priestley 2001 Jennifer Miller 2001 Hadassah Frye 2004 Alex Chappelear 2004 Tracy Hendershot 2004 Jennifer Leigh 2004 Michael Peterson 2004 Erica Smith 2005 Wade Harvey 2005 Jennifer Beverage 2006 Crystal Hickman 2006 Jeffrey Rodebaugh 2007 Jessica Irvine 2008 Joshua Cusick-Lewis 2008 Ashley Hildebrand 2008 Kimberly Lucas 2010 Joanna Adkins 2010 Artina Lane 2010 Katherine Steele 2011 Zachary Henry 2012 Ashley Jones 2012 Ashley Minigh 2014 Aaron Frymier 2014 Evan Madden 2015 Zane Dennison 2016 Danielle Stankus 2017 Anne Jarrell 2017 Tyler Freeman 2018 Michael Amos

All applications and supporting material must be received by our office no later than March 20th in order to be considered. If you are an applicant expecting to be accepted to medical school after March 20th, please submit all other materials and send your letter of acceptance as soon as it is available. Applicants may apply for both a Tully and ESP Scholarship from the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia, but only one scholarship per recipient will be awarded.

Tully Scholarship Fund

fmf tully famIn 1994, Dr. C. Carl Tully and Margaret Tully established an irrevocable, Charitable Remainder Unitrust Fund. Both Dr. Tully and Margaret possess a great love for the specialty of Family Medicine and an unselfish desire for West Virginia citizens to have access to quality, affordable healthcare through a caring and well-trained family physician.

Each year the Selection Committee will select recipients in early April from among the qualified applicants. Scholarships to individual 3rd and 4th year medical student recipients in the amount of $5,000 per year or a total of $10,000 total for the third and fourth years of medical school may be awarded on the basis of need and interest in Family Medicine.

A student receiving a Tully Scholarship promises to specialize in the field of Family Medicine in the state of West Virginia for one year upon completion of his/her intern or residency training. After one year of practice is completed, the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia Tully Fund agrees to waive repayment. If the recipient fails to fulfill the agreement, he/she will be obligated to repay the scholarship plus interest.

“Am I Eligible to Apply?” ; I will be a third or fourth year medical student in the fall. ; I plan to enter the field of Family Medicine. ; I plan to practice Family Medicine in West Virginia for at least one year upon completion of my residency training program. ; I am in financial need and/or have student debt.

If you answered yes to all four questions, you are eligible to apply for the Tully Scholarship. If awarded the Tully Scholarship, you will receive a check in the amount of $3,000 each semester you remain in good standing in medical school. If you are interested in Family Medicine and meet the eligibility requirements as detailed above, we encourage you to apply for a Tully Scholarship today!

fmf tully famDr. Tully graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia. He was in private practice in South Charleston for 26 years, but two years of the twenty-six years were spent in active duty during the Korean War.

He was the Founder and Director of the Kanawha Valley Family Practice Residency Program, where he inspired and trained many young Family Medicine Residents. He has been a member of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians since April 1, 1949.

In 1994, Dr. C. Carl Tully and Margaret Tully established an irrevocable, Charitable Remainder Unitrust Fund. Due to their faith in the leadership of the Foundation and their shared similarity of goals, Dr. and Mrs. Tully chose the Foundation as a recipient of 25% of the trust fund with West Virginia University Foundation and the University of Charleston as the recipients of the remainder of the fund.

Originally, the Unitrust was not to be distributed until after their deaths. However, they have initiated a change and the funds will be distributed now, so they can “give flowers” while they are still among us and see the benefits of their generosity.

As a result of this change, the Family Medicine Foundation received funds in the amount of $199,337.73 in June 2006. The principal amount will remain in the fund with the annual interest being used for medical student scholarships or for use of any CME activity for medical students and Family Medicine residents. At a fixed rate of five per cent, the fund should generate about $10,000 per year.

Both Dr. Tully and Margaret possess a great love for the specialty of Family Medicine and an unselfish desire for West Virginia citizens to have access to quality, affordable healthcare through a caring and well-trained family physician. Although they do not seek publicity for their generous gift, they have agreed to some recognition as a means of encouraging others to establish a similar fund. Establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust Fund is a way to give to your choice of worthwhile charitable endeavors and prevent much of your estate from going to the government for taxes

y2007 Ariel Valentine y2007 Meredith Hellstern y2008 Kelly Gannon y2009 Jillian Rogers y2009 Grace McClung y2011 Dora Gonzales •2014 Lindsay Nakaishi •2015 Rebecca Thompson •2016 Jennifer Meadows •2018 Thu Nguyen •2020 Madison Griffis

All applications and supporting material must be received by our office no later than March 20th in order to be considered. If you are an applicant expecting to be accepted to medical school after March 20th, please submit all other materials and send your letter of acceptance as soon as it is available. Applicants may apply for both a Tully and ESP Scholarship from the Family Medicine Foundation of West Virginia, but only one scholarship per recipient will be awarded.