For the 14th year, the Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis in Mountain View is offering five local seniors a shot at $1,000 scholarships. The Dr. Grace O. Doane scholarships are specifically for students interested in entering the health care profession.
“Year after year, we love watching our upcoming health care professionals get a boost in their studies,” said Karen Simpson-Neasby, vice president of Mercy Health Foundation. “It’s our hope that they’ll return to their roots once they’re ready to practice, and help us carry out our mission of serving others.”
To qualify as an applicant, the high school student must be a Missouri resident preparing for a career in a health care field and be classified as a senior at one of the following schools: Eminence High School, Liberty High School, Summersville High School, Willow Springs High School, or Winona High School. Students must be planning to attend a Missouri college, university or technical school.
The application process requires an official high school transcript, three letters of recommendation and a short essay outlining the student’s future career plans and goals. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 16, 2018.
Mercy Health Foundation St. Francis
ATTN: Laurie Strosnider
100 U.S. Highway 60
Mountain View, MO 65548
Applicants must also demonstrate leadership potential through extra-curricular activities and work experiences, as well as a need for financial assistance. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one for each school with qualifying applicants.
For more information about the Dr. Grace O. Doane health care scholarships, call (417) 533-6192. Interested students should contact their school counselor or call the Foundation office.