The average annual cost nationally for a medical student is $167,200. Through the generosity of the State of Idaho and each one of our donors, the average annual cost for an Idaho WWAMI students is $83,550.
Current Idaho WWAMI students receive details about eligibility, application materials and deadlines for each these scholarship opportunities annually in the fall.
Durward and Susan Huckabay Foundation Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Idaho WWAMI Scholarship
- Press Release
- Recipient story: Andrew Nilsen
- Recipient story: Grace Meeker
- Recipient story: Rhegan McGregor
Jane Holman Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
George Borkow & Marilyn Volpe Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- George and Marilyn recognize that Idaho ranks 50/50 in physicians per capita and has a host of other healthcare challenges. They have chosen to support medical student scholarships to help improve healthcare in our state.
Arthur and Pauline Lloyd-Davies Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- Stephen Lloyd-Davies, M.D. (E82) started this fund to honor his father (Arthur Lloyd-Davies), who encouraged Stephen’s educational pursuits in spirit and with financial support. Dr. Stephen Lloyd-Davies was a zoology graduate of the University of Idaho and completed his medical degree in the WAMI program in 1986. He is retired from practicing Family Medicine in the Spokane area.
Dorothy Scholl Ross Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- Dorothy Ross (deceased) set up an endowment at the University of Idaho that positively impacts numerous entities, including Idaho WWAMI.
The Employees of Norco Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- Norco is an employee-owned, family business that does business in seven western states and has prioritized charitable giving since its establishment in 1948. Supporting Idaho WWAMI students speaks to Norco’s charitable charter, which specifies healthcare, education and the betterment of mankind as guiding principles for serving communities.
Dr. Byron D. Elliot Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
Erma E. and Charles A. Bower Memorial Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- This endowment was established in loving memory of Erma E. Bower. Erma was an education-oriented person who would have encouraged anyone dedicated to pursuing a career in pre-med or veterinary medicine for the betterment of humans or animals.
Andrew Joseph “A.J.” Gray Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- After AJ graduated from University of Idaho (2001), he spent 10 years fighting forest fires with the US Dept of Agriculture. In 2006, four of his crew members were tragically killed in a helicopter crash. This proved to be a turning point for AJ and became an EMT. Wanting to challenge himself further, he acquired the education and training to become a paramedic. By 2012, AJ was pursuing a career as a physician's assistant and had finished the two-year long classroom segment at the top of his class. Tragically, he died on a white water rafting trip. His parents and sister established this scholarship to leave a legacy in his name.
Northwest Specialty Hospital Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- Northwest Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned and operated healthcare organization committed to providing the highest quality health care to all in a caring, compassionate and professional environment. With a focus on rural medicine in Northern Idaho, Northwest Specialty Hospital’s gift is prioritized for Idaho WWAMI students that are residents of that region, especially those students from Kootenai County.
D.L. Evans Bank Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- By partnering with the University of Idaho and creating a WWAMI Idaho Scholarship Endowment, we are furthering our goal to support education and the communities that we serve. Three generations of the Evans family are University of Idaho alumni, which makes this partnership even more important to D.L. Evans Bank and the Evans family.
Dr. John Scott Spaeth Memorial Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- This endowment is established in memory of John Scott Spaeth, who died June 18, 1982. Scott graduated cum laude with a degree in zoology from the University of Idaho in December 1974. During his college years, Scott was a member of Beta Theta Phi Fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi and Mu Epsilon Delta honor societies. He was also a University of Idaho Outstanding Senior Nominee. After graduation, Scott was accepted into the WAMI medical program and went on to become a resident physician in family medicine at Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where he was appointed Chief Resident in 1982.
Dr. Roy and Frances Ellsworth Idaho WWAMI Scholarship
- Dr. Roy Ellsworth is a retired ophthalmologist who had an established practice in the Boise area. His long time service, and recognition of Idaho’s critical need for more physicians per capita, motivated the Ellsworths to invest in Idaho WWAMI medical students.
Lt. Gov. Jack T. Riggs, M.D. Idaho WWAMI Scholarship Endowment
- Jack Riggs, M.D., graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School and is an Idaho WWAMI alum. After completing his medical degree nine months early, he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he earned the Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Professional achievements include establishment of the North Idaho Immediate Care Centers in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum and serving as CEO/Executive Chairman of Pita Pit for 12 years. Political achievements include serving as Idaho’s 38th Lieutenant Governor. In this position, Dr. Riggs was chair of the Idaho Council on Children’s Mental Health, co-chair of the 2002 Idaho Winter Olympics Committee, co-chair of the Council of State Governments National Health Capacity Task Force, among other leadership roles. Having roots in Northern Idaho, Dr. Riggs gift is prioritized for Idaho WWAMI students that are residents of that region, especially those students from Kootenai County.
Gritman Medical Center’s Idaho Rural Medicine Scholarship (WWAMI Medical Education)
Tim and Denise Thomson Idaho WWAMI Scholarship
- Tim - a retired Navy Officer and Vandal - and Denise are very involved with the University of Idaho and have several family members that are in the medical profession. They recognize that Idaho ranks 50/50 in physicians per capita and has a host of other healthcare challenges. They have chosen to support medical student scholarships to help improve healthcare in our state.