Charles Scott Farmer has been selected for the Professional Educational Preparation Program at the University of Kentucky.
Students are selected during their senior year to attend during the summer following graduation from high school. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated a serious interest in becoming a physician or dentist. It does not matter where a student is planning to attend college.
Seminars and demonstrations provide opportunities for UK PEPP Scholars to interact with health professionals and patients. The program also explores ethical issues, encourages introspection and welcomes spirited discourse.
A 2016 graduate of Harlan County High School, he is the son of Scott and Linda Farmer. During his high school career, Farmer was selected to three prestigious medical camps across Kentucky, including Pikeville and the University of Kentucky.
He was a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, JROTC, Talent Search, Upward Bound and has written for the school and local daily newspaper. He received the superior cadet award in the JROTC awarded by the Department of the Army.
He participated on the track team and was in the top 10 of the shot-put throwers in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference. He earned 19 dual credits.
Farmer is the recipient of the William C. Parker Diversity Scholarship and the University of Kentucky Provost scholarship at the University of Kentucky. He will major in biology and pre-med.
He also received the Kentucky Blood Center and Loyall American Legion scholarships.