What to Support

Innovation lightbulbWith a long and proud history stretching back to the founding of the former Lewis-Gale Hospital School of Nursing and Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing here in Roanoke, Va., Jefferson College of Health Sciences stands at the intersection of two of our countries most important sectors, education and healthcare. With over 1,100 students located at our state-of-the art campus inside Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, Jefferson College is preparing, within a scholarly environment, the ethical, knowledgeable, competent, and caring healthcare professionals of the 21st century. Your support will allow for the expansion of the College to meet the growing healthcare needs of our communities, increase student access to the College, and provide funding for increased innovations and research.


With over 90% of Jefferson College of Health Sciences graduates employed within three months of graduation (according to the results of our alumni survey), a Jefferson education is a proven and tested path to employment. However, as a private not-for-profit institution, Jefferson College's tuition charges sometimes remain out of reach for students. Through scholarships, you can make the possibility of a Jefferson education a reality. Scholarships may be tailored to fit your particular interest to include scholarships for a particular program of student, for academic merit, financial need, or other reasonable qualifications you wish to establish. With both annual scholarships (scholarships designed to be replenished by the donor on an annual basis) and endowed scholarships (scholarships designed to be held in perpetuity), a named scholarship at Jefferson College can be a wonderful way to recognize your company, a family member, or to honor a loved one's memory. Donors may also contribute to the many existing scholarships at Jefferson College often providing greater student financial support.

The Jefferson Forward Fund

Forward FundAs Jefferson College of Health Sciences' undesignated fund, The Jefferson Forward Fund is designed to support students, faculty, infrastructure, and to promote the overall advancement of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, The Jefferson Forward Fund allows the College maximum flexibility to address the evolving needs of the many professions in healthcare.

Give now to support The Jefferson Forward Fund here.

Naming Opportunities

Located in beautiful downtown Roanoke, Va., Jefferson College of Health Sciences provides a real-world learning environment for our students due in large part to its location inside Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. With labs, classrooms, offices, and additional space located across the hospital utilized by Jefferson, numerous naming opportunities exist to honor your company, organization, family, or loved ones.

Program Support

With 22 programs offered by Jefferson College of Health Sciences ranging from the associates to doctoral level, Jefferson is hard at work ensuring the most highly skilled graduates enter the workforce to fill the ever changing needs of the healthcare industry. Additional support is needed from you, our community, to ensure Jefferson College is able to provide the most up-to-date equipment and technology for our students utilizing the newest teaching techniques. Opportunities exist for the creation of named funds to support the College's Departments or individual programs.