Apr 15, 2019

Applications now being accepted for Kerr Scholarship

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 BRMC service area with tuition. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage medical and dental students to practice in the BRMC 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 2019-2020 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 BRMC designated service area (including the following counties: Baxter, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone, and Searcy, Arkansas, and Ozark County, Missouri).

Students may apply online here, or obtain an application from Rylie Barnes, Physician and Advanced Provider Recruiter, at (870) 508-1010 or rabarnes@baxterregional.org. Applications are due June 21, with scholarships awarded August 1. Funding for the Kerr Scholarship is provided by Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.