Published on June 29, 2021

2021 Gaines Scholarship Recipients Announced

Emmy Bradley and Gary LeeOwensboro Health recognized the 2021 Scott Gaines Scholarship recipients, celebrating the winners at a Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday, June 24 at the Owensboro Health Madisonville Healthplex.

The scholarship was created to honor Dr. Scott Gaines, a pillar of his community who lost his battle with cancer in 2013. 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. This scholarship allows his legacy to live on in future generations.

The fund is for two $2,500 scholarships awarded each year to one student from Madisonville North Hopkins and one from Hopkins County Central. To qualify, students must:

  • 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

This year’s recipients are Emily Bradley and Hallie Hollis.

Emily Bradley, of Madisonville North Hopkins High School, has been active in many academic clubs and served as president of her junior and senior class. She’s been a Beta Club member since 2014, a Key Club member since 2020 and also participates in HOSA - Future Health Professionals and Future Business Leaders of America.

Among her many accolades is inclusion on the A Honor Roll and perfect attendance - both since 2017. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and major in Nursing.

Hallie Hollis, of Hopkins County Central High School, has a strong history in athletics and academics. She’s played high school basketball, soccer and softball, and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She has her CNA certification and has earned the Triple Threat Award and Academic All-District honors for four years. Her educators say she is an “outstanding asset to the community.” Hallie plans to attend Murray State University and major in Nursing.

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