L.A. Hollinger, M.D. Scholarship

The L.A. Hollinger, M.D. nursing scholarships were established to honor Dr. Hollinger’s contributions as a physician, educator, and colleague. The scholarships promote his strong commitment to education with an emphasis on continually improving patient care and supporting future nurses. The Hollinger Nursing Scholarship is awarded to those in the second year of a two-year RN nursing program or in the final two years of an undergraduate BSN degree.

A one-page essay is required. Details are listed in the link to the right. Students need only fill out the Trinity Lutheran School of Nursing Scholarship Application. No additional application is needed. The Trinity “personal statement” and the letters of recommendation will also be used in the consideration. The deadline for 2018 applications is Tuesday, May 1st. Applications must arrive at the BTLLF offices (6675 Holmes Rd., Suite 470, KCMO 64131) or be postmarked by this date to be considered for next year’s scholarships.

NOTE: In Mid-May 2017, the Hollinger Selection Committee chose 16 nursing students to receive scholarships totaling $30,000. Congratulations!

Dr. Hollinger received his medical degree, did his residency and was a Fellow at Kansas University School of Medicine. In 1967 he joined the staff of Baptist Medical Center. Through the years, Dr. Hollinger made significant personal and professional contributions not only to Baptist Medical Center but to the community as well.

Among those accomplishments:

  • Founder and Director of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, 1967-1991
  • Founder and Director of Johnson County Community College School of
    Respiratory Therapy, 1967-1991
  • President of Baptist Medical Center Medical Staff, 1978-1979
  • Vice-president of Medical Affairs at Baptist Medical Center, 1992-1993
  • Baptist Medical Center Physician of the Year, 1977
  • Baptist Medical Center Teacher of the Year, 1980 and 1986

It is the Hollinger Family’s desire that the recipients of this scholarship continue Dr. Hollinger’s spirit and dedication to the delivery of quality patient care.

L.A. Hollinger M.D. “Roast”
at Baptist Medical Center
March 26, 1993