The Adams County Medical Foundation awarded the Dr. Francis Stevens Memorial Scholarship to Alicia Allen. Alicia is currently attending Southern State Community College majoring in Nursing.. After working as a medical assistant for seven years, Alicia decided to further her education and career by becoming a nurse. In addition to her college studies, she is employed at The Christ Hospital working as Dr. Santosh Menon’s assistant. Dr. Menon and his staff highly recommended Alicia for the scholarship and praise her work ethic.
The Dr. Frances Stevens Scholarship is a $1,000 award for a student attending a regionally accredited institution of higher education pursuing a career in a health care profession. The scholarship is funded by the family of Dr. Stevens.
In 1962, in response to his desire to be where he could serve, Dr. Stevens moved to West Union and opened his last medical office, where he cared for patients for 45 years. He became one of the most loved and respected physicians in the area, treating thousands of patients (sometimes being paid with chickens or homemade items), making house calls, delivering babies and continuing care at Adams County Hospital until 2007, when he sold his practice to Dr. David Parrett.
The Adams County Medical Foundation is very pleased to offer scholarships to our community. As of this year, the Foundation has awarded 19 scholarships since 2013 for a total of $33,000. Scholarships are funded through the generosity of community donations, fundraising activities, and family gifts. The Adams County Medical Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization with a local board of directors.