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Designate Your Gift

You can choose to improve our facilities, support programs that enrich our students’ lives and, most importantly, directly impact the people of our state. If you're not sure where to give, choose our Carolina Fund. We will dedicate your donation to our area of greatest need.

Support Scholarships

Scholarships are critically important because they enable us to attract and recruit the most talented students and build a pipeline of future physicians for our state and beyond.

If you would like to support student scholarships, you can endow a named scholarship, establish a named, non-endowed scholarship, or make an estate gift. You also can contribute to one of our existing scholarship funds, such as the:

  • Everett L. Dargan Endowed Scholarship (B11206) (supports underrepresented students)
  • UofSC School of Medicine Columbia Medical Student Scholarship Fund (B11434)
  • School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund (1B1389) (supports students with financial need)

You can donate to these funds by searching their name or fund number on the university's giving portal. For more information about how you can support scholarships, please contact Kim Riggi.


Choose a Fund

If you’re interested in contributing to a School of Medicine Columbia fund not listed, please visit the university's giving portal.

FoodShare South Carolina

The mission of FoodShare South Carolina is to enhance the quality of life in our state by providing access to fresh, affordable food, cooking instruction and food-based entrepreneurial opportunities.

Genetic Counseling Forever!

Help us build the future of the Genetic Counseling Program with a permanent investment in our Endowment.

Genetic Counseling Now!

Invest in the current students during this academic year to enhance the students' educational experience.

Graduate Endowment Fund

Make an enduring investment in our graduate programs by supporting our Graduate Studies Endowment Fund. Gifts will support fellowships, research and our most immediate needs.

Medical Library Endowment

Your gift keeps the School of Medicine Library and the students, faculty, health professionals and South Carolina citizens it serves on the cutting edge of health information and health care. Gifts may be designated for the purchase of books, journals, databases, technology, furnishings or rare book conservation or to providing discretionary funds to help the library meets its annual strategic priorities.

Nurse Anesthesia Fund

Your gift will support the Nurse Anesthesia program's greatest needs, including student scholarships, professional meetings, simulation equipment and other learning opportunities for students.

Physicians Assistant Fund

Your gift will support this Physicians Assistant program's greatest needs, including student scholarships, professional meetings, simulation equipment and resources for other for enrichment activities.

School of Medicine-Columbia Carolina Fund

A gift to the SOM Carolina Fund is the easiest way to support our most pressing day-to-day needs for students and faculty.

School of Medicine Dean's Fund

Your gift will support the Dean's top priorities and initiatives in the School of Medicine, from research to student programs.

Student Scholarships/Alumni Scholarship Fund

The average educational debt carried by our M.D. graduates now approaches $200,000, with annual in-state tuition at an all-time high at $40,860. Your gift enables us to attract the best and brightest students in our state and to provide scholarships, which can eliminate or dramatically reduce financial burdens for our students.

Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Your gift will support the Rehabilitation Counseling program's greatest needs, including student scholarships, professional meetings and real-world learning experiences for students. 

Other Ways to Give

You can also give by phone or mail, participate in the family fund, explore gift planning or make a gift of body.

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