Students in five area high schools have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 college scholarship, thanks to Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis. The Dr. Grace O. Doane scholarships are specifically for students interested in entering health care professions.
“We want our local students to know we’re behind them and cheering for their goals as they head off to college,” said Karen Simpson-Neasby, executive director of Mercy Health Foundation. “We hope they will 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. Five scholarships will be awarded, one for each school with qualifying applicants.
Applicants must also demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experiences, as well as a need for financial assistance. Preference will be given to students who are planning to attend a Missouri college, university or technical school.
Applications are available in school counselor’s offices. In addition, students must provide an official high school transcript, three letters of recommendation and a short essay (500 words or less) outlining their future career plans and goals. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by March 12, 2021.
Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis
ATTN: Stephanie Breedlove – Scholarships
100 U.S. Highway 60
Mountain View, MO 65548
Applications will be reviewed by the Mercy Health Foundation – St. Francis board and scored independently. In case of a tie, student interviews may be required.
For more information about the Dr. Grace O. Doane health care scholarships, call (417) 533-6192.