2009-05-21 / Local & State

McLucas Scholarship Winner Chosen

Tara Keefer is the recipient of the 2009 Dr. R. C. McLucas Scholarship in the amount of $500.

Tara Keefer, Mercersburg, will be starting her fourth year of medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in August of this year. Her career selection is osteopathic physician. Her anticipated graduation date is June 2010. Keefer is a 2001 graduate of James Buchanan High School and a 2005 graduate of Messiah College.

The Russell C. McLucas M.D. Scholarship program offers scholarships to residents of Fulton County, Southern Huntingdon County, western Franklin County, eastern Bedford County, and Hancock, Md. The scholarship is available to persons who are seeking a career in direct-delivery patient care (physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant). Applicants must possess the high principles, moral standards, and love and caring for the people that was so representative of Dr. McLucas.

Donations can be made to the McLucas Scholarship Fund by sending a check payable to: The Dr. Russell C. McLucas Scholarship Fund, c/o Clyde H. Bookheimer, Secretary, 334 Melius Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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