Professional Education Fund

//Professional Education Fund
Professional Education Fund2021-04-30T13:58:26-05:00

The Professional Education Program supports the advancement of nursing excellence at Liberty Hospital and in our community. By offering a range of scholarships for current and aspiring nurses, Liberty Hospital continues to recruit and retain the best nursing staff in the Northland.
Opportunities for current staff include the Stocksdale Family Education Assistance Program and the Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship Fund, which supports advanced degrees such as MSN. The program also provides financial support to local graduating seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing, through the High School Nursing Scholarship.

2021 Nursing Scholarships Announced

The Liberty Hospital Foundation annually awards one-time scholarships to elite, local high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing. We are excited to announce our 2021 High School BSN Scholarship recipients from five different schools in the Liberty Hospital service area. These five seniors are intelligent, driven, and caring and will be incredible nurses.


Independence School District
Kaelyn Cox (William Chrisman HS)

Park Hill School District
Annika Owens (Park Hill South HS)

Liberty Public Schools
Lauren Shepard (Liberty HS)

Smithville School District
Alivia Calvert (Smithville HS)

North Platte R-1 School District
Shelby Stapleton (North Platte HS)

There is nothing that I want to do more with my life than help those who are in need. Palliative care and geriatric nursing touches people at a critical time in their lives and I want to be there for them when they need it most.

Shelbie Kirkendoll, 2012 Nursing Scholarship recipient

Stocksdale Family Education Assistance Program

With a generous gift from the Stocksdale family, we are now able to offer up to $2,000 for full-time employees (up to $1,000 for part-time and PRN employees) per fiscal year toward coursework that leads to a degree or licensure/registration.

High School Nursing Scholarship Program

The Nursing Scholarship program continues to benefit both the hospital and the awardees. At our annual Nurses’ Week Luncheon, we are able to introduce high school seniors to our current staff and build lasting relationships. Currently, we have 8 nurses working at Liberty Hospital who were past recipients of a high school scholarship.

Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship

The Thomann Financial Services, Inc. Scholarship was established by Kari Jo Thomann Bear, CFP in memory of her father, John Thomann. She is passionate about creating opportunities for Liberty Hospital employees to excel and believes an investment in our current staff benefits the entire community. This scholarship supports advanced degrees such as MSN and MBA. The scholarship funds 100% match the Hospital tuition assistance program.