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$60,000 available in health care scholarships

BELTON, Mo., (Dec. 7, 2018) – High school seniors in Cass County and Grandview, Missouri who are interested in pursuing degrees in health care can now apply for scholarships from Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF).

CCHF has $60,000 available for eligible applicants from the establishment of named endowment funds created by local philanthropists. A total of 25 students in the Cass County area received scholarships ranging from $750 to $2,500 in 2018.  CCHF’s top scholarship, the Daniel F. Sheehan Nursing Scholarship, was created to honor Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan was the former CEO of Research Belton Hospital, now Belton Regional Medical Center. The scholarship honors his commitment to improving the health of residents in Cass County and is given to an aspiring nurse.

“Nurses are the backbone of health care. There isn’t an aspect of our system they don’t touch. Their knowledge, compassion and skills are essential to any health care organization’s success. Our high school students need to understand the importance of this role and the incredible career it can provide. That’s why I’m proud to have this scholarship available for future nurses,” Sheehan said.

Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 20. CCHF awards scholarships to students enrolled at Archie, Belton, Cass Midway, Drexel, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar, Sherwood Cass and Grandview High Schools interested in nursing or other health related degrees. Preference is given to those studying nursing. Students should apply by March 1.

Click here to apply.