Baxter Regional Medical Center is pleased to again offer the
Dr. Robert L. Kerr Medical/Dental Student Scholarship Program, established to assist medical and dental students from the Baxter Regional
service area with tuition. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage
medical and dental students to practice in the Baxter Regional service
area after completion of their medical or dental degree.
“We have great pride in our area medical and dental students, and
are excited to offer this opportunity to them as we strive to remain comprehensive,
independent and community driven,” said Ron Peterson, Baxter Regional
Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer.
Scholarships are presented annually, and applications are available now
for the 2020-2021 academic year. To be eligible, students must show proof
of enrollment in an accredited medical program leading to a degree of
Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy, or accredited U.S. dental school
leading to a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine;
and demonstrate permanent residency in the Baxter Regional designated
service area (including the following counties: Baxter, Marion, Fulton,
Izard, Sharp, Stone, and Searcy, Arkansas, and Ozark County, Missouri).
apply online here, or obtain an application from Rylie Barnes, Physician and Advanced Provider
Recruiter, at (870) 508-1010 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due June 21, with scholarships awarded August 1.
Funding for the Kerr Scholarship is provided by
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.