Pratt County Medical Society Awards
2009 Student Scholarship
May 21, 2009—The Pratt County Medical Society is pleased to announce the award of its 2009 Scholarship to Jake Garrett of Pratt, Kansas. “Jake is an outstanding student who showed outstanding desire and compassion,” said Pratt County Medical Society President, Jennifer Jackson, M.D. “This is the eighth year this scholarship has been offered by the Pratt County Medical Society in an effort to encourage students to enter the healthcare profession and fulfill the demand for quality care in rural and underserved areas.”
“This year there were ten, obviously bright and talented teens, who competed for this scholarship,” Jackson explained. “Representing area schools such as: Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Macksville, Coldwater, Greensburg and Cunningham, these students displayed diverse interests in becoming physicians, physical therapists, nurses and radiology techs. Their shadowing experiences obviously left lasting impressions.”
The scholarship is funded annually by the Pratt County Medical Society, made up of area physicians. As the top recipient of this year’s award, Garrett will receive a $1000 scholarship in two installments of $500 each semester during his freshmen year of college. In order to receive the second installment, Garrett must maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average during his first semester.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students in specified South Central Kansas counties were required to obtain a recommendation, complete the appropriate application forms, participate in shadowing opportunities with Pratt Regional Medical Center staff, and submit an essay about themselves and their shadowing experiences.