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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 is now Open. Please Click link below to access the application. 

2023 Awardee Scholars

  • Autumn Blue 
  • Jessica Boyer           
  • Qui’Arian Crayton 
  • Alicia Douglas
  • Kellie Fields
  • Blair Graham
  • Xzariya Graham
  • Darnell Hill
  • LaTavia Jones
  • Xavier Perkins
  • LaKisha Sabino
  • Brittany Smith
2023 Awardee Scholars and Foundation Board Members

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.

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