Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships

February 29, 2012

Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program which helps fund education for students pursuing a career in the health care field.  The scholarship program was established by the Foundation in 2006.

Vice President of Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon, Karen Simpson said, “Scholarship awards are based on academic background, probability of graduation, maturity, financial status, availability of resources, and the amount of funding available.  All applicants must be a current resident of Laclede, Dallas, Webster, Texas, or Pulaski counties.  We want students that are committed to returning to the Lebanon area to practice for a period of time upon graduation.”

Awards will be determined by the aforementioned criteria.  Scholarship amounts may include partial or full payment of academic programming including tuition, student fees, books, and other relevant costs all at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee.  Students will not be reimbursed for travel costs, meals, computers or other unrelated costs.

Lastly, students are asked to provide high school transcript or GED, post-secondary transcript(s), copies of current licenses or certifications, and two letters of reference.  Finalists will be called in for interviews with the selection committee.

Download the application by clicking here or by calling the Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon office at 417-533-6192.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2012.

Mail to:

Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon

ATTN: Scholarships

100 Hospital Drive

Lebanon, MO 65536

Mercy Health Foundation Lebanonis the fundraising arm of Mercy Hospital Lebanon.  The Foundation is committed to the expansion of health care services at Mercy, community health improvement projects, and healthcare scholarships.  Successes range from the placement of Automatic External Defibrillators, outfitting an ambulance with a bariatric lift system, the first major expansion of Mercy Hospital Lebanon, and the addition of the Curry Cancer Center.

Mercy Springfield Communitiesis comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfield, an 866-bed referral center; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, and Berryville, Ark.; Mercy Clinic, a 500-plus physician clinic with 70 locations throughout the region; and Mercy Health Plans, the largest managed care provider in the region. Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Media Contacts

Sonya Kullmann
Berryville, Branson, Cassville, Lebanon, Mountain View, Rolla, Springfield, Aurora
Phone: 417-820-2426