LEBANON, Mo. - It pays to have an interest in a health care career not only because of the positive job outlook, but also because Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon is again helping fund education for students pursuing a career in the field. The Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program which was established in 2006.
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.
“It is important for our community that we attract and retain qualified health care workers,” said John Carr, Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon board chair. “There is such a wide variety of careers in health care, and jobs are always in demand.”
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 are asked to provide their 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 here, or call the Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon office at 417-533-6192. The application deadline is March 31, 2013.
Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon
100 Hospital Drive
Lebanon, MO 65536
Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon is 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.