The Scholarship

The Betty Jean Kerr Scholarship was established in 2007 by People’s Health Centers in honor of its founder and CEO for over thirty years, Ms. Betty Jean Kerr. The Scholarship was created to support People’s Health Centers employees, and their immediate family members, who are pursuing degrees in health care. The Scholarship helps awardees pursue their interest in high quality healthcare delivered with dignity and compassion regardless of a person’s life station or economic condition. Awards are made to undergraduate and graduate students in an amount of $1,000 per academic year. Past Scholars who received funding have pursued education in nursing, pharmacy, dental, social work and human services.

Interested students should contact the Human Resources department of Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers at (314) 367-7848 for more information.  The application period for the scholarships traditionally opens in May of each year, with the announcement of awarded candidates following in August.  This year’s application period closed on May 31, 2022.  The 2022 Awardees will be announced on August 6th, 2022 (the actual 50th Anniversary date).

2021 Awardee Scholars

  • Amanda Petty 
  • Zoe Williams           
  • Marcus Sanford 
  • Calina Harriel
  • Jessica Tipton
  • Xavier Perkins
  • Autumn Blue
  • Ronice Porter
  • Taniya Buggs
  • Tayler Moore
  • Alysia Palm
2021 Awardee Scholars

Does your employer provide a Matching Gift Program? If so, please consider submitting a Matching Gift Request to your employer to help your donation go further in funding healthcare related educational endeavors for these students.

The Betty Jean Kerr Scholarship Foundation is a “not-for-profit” 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.