CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary has awarded ten $500 scholarships to the following students pursuing degrees in the health care field:

Cameron Belmore, Connor Cotton, Gracie Ellis, Ada Fox, Gabrielle Gordon, Claire Hemry, Kiley Kirkpatrick, Kaylee Lewis, Lauren Price, and Claire Wright

The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to encourage qualified individuals to pursue or enrich a career in the health care field. These scholarships are awarded annually; to date, 227 recipients have benefited from the fund for a total of $112,500. 

2023 HMC Auxiliary Scholarship recipients also received additional funds through the generosity of the HMC Medical Staff Harkness Library Fund, totaling $700 for each recipient.

The 2024 application process will begin in mid-February. For more information, contact Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107 or

Photo Caption: Left to right: Gracie Ellis; Kaylee Lewis; Claire Wright; Kiley Kirkpatrick; Eva Danner, Auxiliary President; Barbara Cox, Scholarship Committee member; Norma Shearer, Auxiliary Treasurer; Ada Fox; Cameron Belmore; Gabrielle Gordon

Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke's Health System, which consists of 14 area hospitals and several specialty and primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.