Medical scholarships to be awarded
TULSA — Oklahoma
State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has announced medical school scholarships totaling $2.8 million to benefit rural Oklahoma high school students participating in FFA and 4-H. OSUCHS will begin awarding scholarships in early 2019.
The scholarships will be funded by gifts of $1 million from the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Charitable Trust and
$1.8 million from the estate of Audrey M. Hendershot. They were announced at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Governor’s Excellence in Agriculture Awards ceremony.
Robert was a financier and philanthropist from Washington D.C. His gift will endow a medical scholarship for FFA students attending OSU-CHS who want to provide care to underserved children in rural Oklahoma.
Hendershot was a businesswoman who grew up in Oklahoma with no access to health care services. Proceeds from her estate will establish a $1 million scholarship endowment for 4-H students who are interested in studying medicine at OSU and who are interested in practicing medicine in rural Oklahoma.