The Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program

Asheville 3The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in collaboration with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) launched the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program in 2013 (formerly the Sarah Graham Kenan Rural and Underserved Medical Scholars). 

The purpose of the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars Program is to increase the number of UNC School of Medicine students seeking health careers in rural and underserved areas in North Carolina and to provide financial support and enrichment experiences to sustain their decisions.     

With the selection of seven Kenan Primary Medical Scholars for Fall 2016,  a total of twenty-four students have been selected since the program's inception. Learn more about our scholars at our Meet the Scholars page.