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Kerr Medical Student Scholarship

Annual Kerr Medical/Dental Student Scholarship

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The Robert L. Kerr Scholarship was established to assist medical and dental students from the Baxter Health service area with tuition expenses. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage medical students to practice in the Baxter Regional service area after completing their medical degree. It is named in honor of Dr. Robert Kerr, a longtime Mountain Home family practice physician, who is now retired and living in Little Rock.

We take great pride in our area medical students and are excited to offer this opportunity to them. Together, we will move forward to become the most comprehensive, high-quality regional medical center in the nation.


Scholarships will be presented annually to students enrolled in an accredited medical program leading to a degree of Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy or an accredited U.S. dental school leading to a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine. Students must demonstrate permanent residency in the Baxter Regional service area, including the Arkansas counties of Baxter, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone, Searcy, Boone, and Newton, as well as Ozark and Howell County in Missouri.

Funding for the Kerr Scholarship is provided by Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.


Please complete the online Scholarship Application by July 1. Scholarships will be awarded August 1.

Applicants must submit:

  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited medical program leading to a degree of medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy.
  • Two letters of reference from persons who are not related to you.

Please submit to:

Janette Iglehart, Physician & Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment
Baxter Health
624 Hospital Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 508-1010

Scholarship Renewal

The scholarship(s) are awarded on an annual basis only. Any student desiring to obtain further awards from Baxter Regional must reapply in each subsequent year and be in good academic standing in an accredited program.

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