Students Encouraged to Apply for Heritage in Health Scholarship

January 12, 2015

Local seniors will be awarded with

funds for medical careers

Mercy Hospital Lebanon is looking for high school students who are interested in a career in health care.

Applications are now being accepted for Mercy Health Foundation – Lebanon’s Heritage in Health Scholarship Fund for 2015. The scholarship was established by the Foundation in 2006 to fund medical and other health care advanced education to area students.

“All applicants must be a current resident of Laclede, Dallas, Webster, Texas or Pulaski counties,” said John Carr, chairman of the Mercy Health Foundation – Lebanon. “Upon graduation, students are required to return to the Lebanon area to practice for a period of time as a payback for the funding.”

Scholarship awards are based on academic background, probability of graduation, maturity, financial status, availability of resources and the amount of funding available. 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.

Students are asked to provide a high school transcript or GED, post-secondary transcript(s), copies of current licenses or certifications, and two letters of reference. Finalists are called in for interviews with the selection committee. On average, six to eight students will be awarded.The scholarship application is currently available by calling the Mercy Health Foundation – Lebanon office at (417) 533-6192. You can also access it below.

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 31, 2015 to:                

Mercy Health Foundation – Lebanon

ATTN: Karen Simpson-Neasby Scholarships

100 Hospital Drive

Lebanon, MO 65536

“Our prayer is that the scholarship program will allow students to join us at Mercy as we carry on the great mission for generations to come,” said Karen Simpson-Neasby, vice president of Mercy Health Foundation – Lebanon. “We’re all about getting health care right.  To do that, we need more doctors and nurses and other health care providers.”