Florence Student Selected for UMMC Scholarship


Bailey Steen of Florence is among eight MC students selected to obtain scholarships for medical or dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, UMMC officials say. The Legislature funded the program to increase the pool of rural physicians and dentists.


Mississippi College student Hannah “Bailey’’ Steen of Florence will enroll in 2022 at the University of Misissippi School of Dentistry.


“This has been a dream I’ve been working towards for ten years,’’ she said. “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity.’’ Steen thanks dentists and professors as well as the scholarship program for making her dream become a reality.

Being chosen among nearly two dozen Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholars in June makes it possible for Steen to achieve her goals.


MC students chosen for medical school scholarships include Rebecca Grewe of Flora, Kenley Cochran of Beaumont, Neha Dhaliwa of Canton, Hannah Mixon of Vancleave, Macia Outlaw of Brandon, T.J. McIntosh of Wren and Max Pappas of Laurel.

Dr. Wahnee Sherman, director of the rural physicians program based at UMMC, welcomes the new students enrolling in 2021 and 2022.


“We are looking forward to working with them and helping them become physicians, dentists and leaders in rural Mississippi.’’

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