Med­i­cal schol­ar­ships to be awarded

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS -

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.

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