Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation Announces Brett Toomes as 2024 McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship Winner


The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce Brett Toomes, a distinguished graduate from McKenzie High School, as the
recipient of the 2024 McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship. Brett will be attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fall, where she plans to major in Physical Therapy.

The McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship, established to support students pursuing careers in the healthcare field, offers a total of $6,000, payable over four years at $1,500 per year. This scholarship is awarded to one deserving McKenzie High School student each year, aiming to foster the next generation of healthcare professionals in Tennessee. Eligible fields of study include nursing, radiology technology, paramedic training, physical therapy technology, and respiratory technology.

Brett Toomes was selected for this prestigious scholarship based on her academic achievements, dedication to her community, and commitment to pursuing a career in physical therapy.

Throughout her time at McKenzie High School, Brett demonstrated exemplary performance and a passion for helping others, making her an outstanding choice for this award.

The scholarship requires recipients to maintain a 2.75 grade point average to continue receiving the annual funds. This ensures that the students supported by the McLean-Pedersen Endowment remain committed to their academic and professional development.

The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation congratulates Brett Toomes on her remarkable achievements and wishes her the best of luck as she embarks on her journey at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Brett’s dedication to the field of physical therapy embodies the spirit of the McLean-Pedersen Endowment, and we are confident she will make
significant contributions to the healthcare community.

For more information about the McLean-Pedersen Endowment Scholarship and other opportunities offered by the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, please visit our website ( or contact us at (731) 644-8536.