Scholarship Money Available for Local GO CAPS Students

February 24, 2022

Area high school seniors who are participating in the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) Lake Region program can now apply to receive one of two $1,000 college scholarships.

The scholarships are funded by Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon. GO CAPS enables high school juniors and seniors to test drive future career options, and Mercy Hospital Lebanon is a partner site for students interested in health care.

“We love welcoming these eager young minds in every year,” said Nicki Gamet, administrator of Mercy Hospital Lebanon. “We have them spend time in places like our lab, where they get hands-on time at the microscopes. As they check out different hospital departments, we hope they see a future in one of the many areas of health care.”

Lebanon-GOCAPS-Student-web A GO CAPS student looks through a microscope in the lab at Mercy Hospital Lebanon.

Scholarship recipients will be determined based on grade point average, leadership through extracurricular activities, work or volunteer experiences and a need for financial assistance. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college, university or technical school. Applications will be independently scored.

“We hope these scholarships help our local students achieve their higher-education goals,” said Karen Simpson-Neasby, executive director of Mercy Health Foundation Lebanon. “Someday, we’d love to see them bring their new skills back to their hometowns.”

Applications are available through the GO CAPS Lake Region office and must be postmarked by April 1, 2022.