Scholarships

Cass Community Health Foundation awards scholarships to students in Cass County and the surrounding area who are pursuing a nursing or health related degree. 

Scholarships are made possible through funds established by community donors.


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*NURSING & HEALTH RELATED APPLICATION

Apply by March 15

  • *Who should apply?
    • High school seniors at Archie High School, Belton High School, Cass Midway High School, Drexel High School, Grandview High School, Harrisonville High School, Heartland Christian School, Pleasant Hill High School, Raymore-Peculiar High School, Sherwood Cass High School or Training Center Christian School
    • Graduates from Archie High School, Belton High School, Cass Midway High School, Drexel High School, Grandview High School, Harrisonville High School, Heartland Christian School, Pleasant Hill High School, Raymore-Peculiar High School, Sherwood Cass High School or Training Center Christian School
    • Students from Cass County, Missouri who were home-schooled
    • Non-traditional students residing in Cass County, Missouri

    Students that plan to use the A+ Scholarship for their first two years of college are not eligible.

  • *Application Requirements

    Applicants must be planning to study nursing or another health care career to be eligible. This includes students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree or those completing a two-year associate degree or certificate program in preparation for a career in health care. Scholarships will be presented to the students that best exemplify the following characteristics.

    • Abiding interest in the welfare of others
    • Inspires others to be their very best
    • Has served as a role model for others
    • Personal integrity
    • Involvement and commitment to the community

    Application requirements are listed below. 

    • Essay
      • The essay should answer the questions on the application. It must include applicant's name and be no longer than one page in length.
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • High school seniors must submit a letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher. Letters must be on official letterhead and signed by faculty member. Letters from staff members will not be accepted. Other applicants must submit a letter of support from a nonrelative. If applicant has opted for recommendation letter to remain confidential, please upload document stating that letter will be sent directly to the foundation.
    • Letter of Acceptance from College or University 
    • Official Transcript
      • An official transcript from your high school must be emailed to scholarships@casscommunityhealth.org or mailed to the Cass Community Health Foundation office. Please contact your school’s counselor or registrar’s office for assistance requesting your transcript. Your school must email your transcript; transcripts submitted by students are not eligible.

    Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Selection is primarily based on the essay component of the application.

    *THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 15. 



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*PRACTICAL NURSING APPLICATION

Apply by March 15

  • *Who should apply?

    Applicants must be enrolled in the practical nursing program at one of the following institutions to be eligible.

    • Cass Career Center in Harrisonville, Missouri
    • Concorde Career College in Kansas City, Missouri
    • Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, Kansas
    • Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley, in Kansas City, Missouri

    Applicants must be seniors at or have graduated from Archie High School, Belton High School, Cass Midway High School, Drexel High School, Harrisonville High School, Heartland Christian School, Pleasant Hill High School, Raymore-Peculiar High School, Sherwood Cass High School or Training Center Christian School or live in Cass County, Missouri. Students from Cass County, Missouri who were home schooled are also eligible to apply. Applications will also be accepted from non-traditional students residing in Cass County, Missouri.

  • *Application Requirements

    Scholarships will be presented to the students that best exemplify the following characteristics.

    • Abiding interest in the welfare of others
    • Inspires others to be their very best
    • Has served as a role model for others
    • Personal integrity
    • Involvement and commitment to the community

    Application requirements are listed below. 

    • Letter of Recommendation/Support
      • High school seniors must submit a letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher. Letters must be on official letterhead and signed by faculty member. Letters from staff members will not be accepted.Other applicants must submit a letter of support from a nonrelative. If applicant has opted for recommendation letter to remain confidential, please upload document stating that letter will be sent directly to the Foundation.
    • Letter of Acceptance to LPN Program
    • Official Transcript from most recent academic institution
      • An official transcript from your most recent academic institution must be emailed to scholarships@casscommunityhealth.org or mailed to the Cass Community Health Foundation office. Please contact your school’s counselor or registrar’s office for assistance requesting your transcript. Your school must email your transcript; transcripts submitted by students are not eligible. 

    Preference is given to students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection is primarily based on responses to the application questions. 

    *THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 15. 





*AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Cass Community Health Foundation's scholarship are made possible through established funds from community donors.

Cass Community Health Foundation Nursing or Other Health Related Scholarships
These scholarships are available for students from or residing in Cass County who are pursuing a nursing or other health related career.

William and Ruth Hoppen Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Bill Hoppen to pay tribute to his wife, Ruth. Ruth and Bill devoted their time, energy and money to Research Belton Foundation, now called Cass Community Health Foundation.

R. Diane Martin Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was created to celebrate the life of Diane Martin, a long-time nurse manager at Research Belton Hospital.

George M. & Elizabeth V. Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Robinson created this fund to provide annual scholarships to students pursuing a degree in nursing or other medical professions.

Daniel F. Sheehan Nursing Student Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor Daniel F. Sheehan, former CEO of Research Belton Hospital, for his steadfast commitment to the improved health of residents from Belton, Raymore, Peculiar and Grandview communities.


*OUR SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS STORIES

Read more about our scholarship recipients and how they plan to make an impact in the community.

Sydney Morgan was awarded Cass Community Health Foundation’s top health care scholarship in 2019. Four years later, she completed nursing school at Missouri Southern State University with three additional scholarships from the foundation.

Maddie Byard’s passion for nursing was sparked at Belton High School. She participated in a four-year biomedical course where she was given the opportunity to explore the medical field. She fell in love with nursing during the course.

Leanne’s journey to becoming a nurse was partly supported by Cass Community Health Foundation donors and contributors.