Published on June 15, 2023

Owensboro Health Foundation Announces Medical School Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Award Recipient

Owensboro Health Foundation today announced the recipient of a new medical school scholarship for students in Grayson County. The award is made possible through a partnership with Owensboro Health, Inc. and the Grayson County Healthcare Foundation. 

Through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, William Bret Crawford may receive a scholarship award of up to $200,000 to pay for medical school expenses. After graduation and medical residency, Crawford should successfully enter into an Owensboro Health primary care, family medicine or internal medicine practice in Grayson County. 

A graduate of Grayson County High School, Crawford earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Campbellsville University and is now enrolled in medical school at Pikeville. He was also the Cross Country Team Captain at Campbellsville University in 2018.

“At Owensboro Health Foundation, one of our pillars of support revolves around educating the healthcare workforce,” Owensboro Health Foundation Director Tracy Naylor said. “This scholarship opportunity is a perfect marriage of meeting the health and wellness needs of the communities we serve by helping a future physician obtain their education with as little debt as possible and return home to care for those who supported them in their formative years. Thanks to the generosity and vision of a donor, we are able to partner with those rooted in Grayson County to award this scholarship and ultimately make a difference in the lives of countless members of this community.”

In addition to residency and education requirements, applicants had to submit a personal statement describing their interest in the medical field and career plans, two letters of recommendation and transcripts of grades. Applications were evaluated on the following:

  • Academic performance and achievement
  • Intellectual, civic, and personal interests
  • Demonstrated leadership, personal qualities, and reported character
  • Unique life experiences that may contribute to a medical career
  • Motivation for medicine
  • Communication skills

The Owensboro Health Foundation is proud to support advancing health and wellness and access to healthcare care services for residents of Grayson County.

If you would like to talk with someone about how you too can make a difference, whether it be with $2 or $200,000, please call Tracy Naylor with Owensboro Health Foundation at 270-688-2113, email, or contact Brittany Clemons with the Grayson County Healthcare Foundation at (270) 971-1738 or

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Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 350 providers at more than 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a weight management program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have more than 19,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 33,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 150 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 90,000 Emergency Department visits and more than 1.25 million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.