Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to providing exceptional care for all patients and a safe and healthy atmosphere for our team.

The Hedrick Medical Center Medical Staff is pleased to announce the continuation of a scholarship program for area residents. The Harkness Scholarship is named after Dr. James A. Harkness, a former Chillicothe physician and Chief of Staff at Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Harkness died in 1988.

The purpose of the Harkness Scholarship is to support and encourage individuals in the surrounding rural communities who have chosen the path to become a physician. Scholarships will be awarded annually, up to $1,000 per recipient.

Each scholarship will require recipients to share their grades and/or school status if requested by the Hedrick Medical Center Medical Staff. Applicants may apply for and receive this award each year throughout their education/training.

Eligible candidates include:

  • High school student accepted to a 6-year medical school
  • Undergraduate in pre-medicine program
  • Undergraduate accepted into medical school
  • Current medical student
  • Current medical resident
  • Must be from one of the following counties: Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Mercer, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Linn, Mercer, Putnam, Ray, Saline, Sullivan
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Completed 20 hours of community service

Applicants will also be required to write a short essay and include two letters of recommendation.

Download the scholarship application (PDF). Applications must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2021.

Any questions can be directed to Holly Gardner, HMC Harkness Liaison, at 660-214-8114 or hagardner@saintlukeskc.org.

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