Applications open for Medical/Dental scholarship presented by BRMC Hospital Foundation

Baxter Regional Medical Center has announced it will once again offer the Dr. Robert L. Kerr medical/dental student scholarship program. The program was established to assist medical and dental students from the Baxter Regional service area with tuition.

The goal of the scholarship is to encourage medical and dental students to practice in the Baxter Regional service area after completion of their medical or dental degree.

Ron Peterson, Baxter Regional Medical Center president and chief executive officer says, “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.”

Applications are available for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Eligibility requirements include 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.

Counties of eligibility include Baxter, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone, Searcy, Boone and Newton Counties in Arkansas, and Ozark and Howell Counties in Missouri.

Students may apply online through the Baxter Regional website at or obtain an application from Janette Iglehart, physician and advanced provider recruiter at (870) 508-1010 or

Applications are due July 1, with scholarships awarded August 1.

Funding for the scholarship is provided by the Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.

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