Co-Lin alum Chloe King earns prestigious scholarship for medical school

Co-Lin graduate Chloe King of Roxie has earned a full scholarship for medical school through the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. King graduated from Co-Lin in December of 2018 and is currently a junior at Mississippi State University where she is majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology.

The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP) is a competitive scholarship program for outstanding Mississippi students committed to pursuing rural medicine and primary care. Once admitted into medical school, King will have all four years of medical school paid for through the MRPSP.  

She credits Co-Lin instructors and staff members with the solid foundation she needed to pursue this dream.

“It was Mrs. Anita Cliburn’s Anatomy and Physiology I class that truly sparked my passion for medicine,” said King. “Physics was completely unchartered territory for me until Dr. Kevin McKone’s devotion to the subject and my classmates began to make it feel like second nature. And Mr. Brad Hamilton’s Trigonometry class laid such a solid foundation for my future calculus class at Mississippi State that I found myself helping others with Trig concepts even a year later!”

“There was never a time I couldn’t show up at their offices or email them with a question,” King said. “Even after graduation, they have remained accessible and supportive on my educational journey. Thanks to these incredible people helping me along the way, I hope to become an OB/GYN and practice in an underserved area in Southwest Mississippi.”

While at Co-Lin, King was a member of the Colettes, Alpha Omega Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and selected as a homecoming maid, Who’s Who at Co-Lin, and a beauty in the 2017 Trillium Beauty Pageant.

“Co-Lin holds a dear place in my heart,” said King. “Enjoy your time there, there will never be another like it.”