Physician Assistant Studies student Dzevida Pandzic ’21 is the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Thomas Marfing Educational Trust Scholarship.
Funded by the trust, the scholarship has been awarded annually since 2019 to a Physician Assistant Studies student at Shenandoah University. The late Dr. Marfing was a beloved and respected general surgeon in Winchester for 23 years and a great proponent of training the next generation of health care providers.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Dr. Thomas Marfing Education Trust Scholarship,” Pandzic said. “For many of us, this past year was filled with unforeseen challenges and hardships that continue to have profound and lasting impacts. During this time of uncertainty, I am grateful to be part of a community that prioritizes health and wellness while enabling its students to achieve their goals through continued financial assistance and academic support. Without scholarship patrons willing to support higher education, students such as myself would be unable to pursue advanced health care degrees without being engulfed by student loan debt. This scholarship will help lighten my financial burden and serve as an inspiration as I work to complete my degree and go on to pursue a career working with vulnerable and medically underserved populations.”
The Marfing Trust has awarded $10,600 since 2019 to support scholarships in the Physician Assistant Studies program.