The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 21, 2014

Foundation seeks scholarship applicants

CLINTON — The Mercy Healthcare Foundation is seeking applications for its annual scholarships.

Mercy Healthcare Foundation annually awards scholarships to individuals who are working to further their education in healthcare-related fields. Applications for the scholarships, which range from $250 to $1,500, are now available through the foundation for the 2014-15 academic year.

The scholarships include:

n The Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship is available to those pursuing a degree in a health-related field.

n The Dr. Frank O. Kershner Scholarship is available to those pursuing a nursing degree.

n The Patrick and Anna McKay Scholarship is available to associates of Mercy Medical Center and their relatives pursuing a health-related degree.

n The Lori Skiff Memorial Nursing Scholarship is available to Mercy R.N.’s pursuing a higher education in the field of nursing.

n The N.K.L. Scholarship is available to those admitted to a nursing program and scholarship funds are used for education in pursuit of a nursing degree.

n The Ruthann Papke Scholarship is available to those pursuing a nursing degree.

Applications for the scholarships are available at the Mercy website at Go to the tab “Community Benefit,” then click on “Scholarship Applications.” All applications are due March 31.

Mercy Healthcare Foundation works to enhance the quality and delivery of health care in eastern Iowa and western Illinois by providing financial assistance to Mercy Medical Center and its not-for-profit health-related institutions. Formed in 1989, the foundation raises funds to support equipment purchases and enhance programs of the medical center.

For more information about Mercy Healthcare Foundation or the scholarship program, contact Theresa Rieger at Mercy Healthcare Foundation at 244-3535 or email

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