Dr. Scott E. Gaines Scholarship Fund

Dr. Scott E. Gaines

$5000 College Scholarships for Hopkins County Students 

Provided by the proceeds from the Dr. Scott E. Gaines Annual Golf Classic

Dr. Scott Gaines was a pillar of our community. He believed in family, leadership, and especially “his people” of Hopkins County. When he completed his medical training, he chose to return to his hometown to serve and better it. His first priority was this community. He used his skills to better the medical community and the greater community as a whole. Dr. Gaines had a vision to improve healthcare in the region. Just as earlier medical leaders gathered to form Trover Clinic, he had a vision to further access to care in Hopkins County, especially through primary care. This led to the formation of Multicare Specialists and expanded choices in healthcare for our region. Through Owensboro Health, these expanded choices in healthcare remain.

Dr. Gaines was a natural leader, who inspired those around him to be better healthcare providers and people. He was a wonderful teacher to whom many healthcare professionals owe a debt of gratitude for the training he provided. His “students” provide quality healthcare throughout this region of our country. Dr. Gaines loved his patients and they certainly loved him.

He exemplified what it meant to be faithful to family, workplace and community. His legacy lives on in all that he has touched. This scholarship allows his legacy to live on in future generations.

Four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded (two will be awarded to students pursuing a career in healthcare). The scholarships are open to any high school senior in Hopkins County that meets the minimum criteria. The scholarships will be awarded in May and each student will receive $2,500 per semester in the 2024-25 academic year.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2024


  • Must be a student of the Hopkins County school district
  • High school GPA minimum 2.5
  • ACT minimum score 18
  • Proof of acceptance into Kentucky college/university


Please provide an essay explaining how you believe this scholarship would allow you to fulfill services in the community, and how you would like to follow in Dr. Gaines’ legacy by one day creating a legacy of your own that will also benefit your community or others. The essay should not exceed two typed pages, double-spaced, size 12 font.

Required Documents

  1. Typed essay
  2. Two reference letters from a current teacher, coach, educational administrator or clergy
  3. Copy of high school transcript
  4. Copy of ACT scores


By submitting this form, you give permission to Owensboro Health to use your essay and photo.

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Lisa Fulkerson
Practice Manager
Owensboro Health Madisonville Healthplex