Liberty Hospital Foundation Scholarships

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, the BSN Scholarship, 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.
To apply for the Thomann Graduate Scholarship, go here:
To apply for the Liberty Hospital Foundation Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Scholarship, go here:

BSN Scholarship

The Liberty Hospital Foundation Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Scholarship is to support current employees enrolled in a pre-licensure BSN program. The purpose of the scholarship is to support the hospital employees who provide and contribute to the care of patients every day by investing in their career as a RN. The scholarship is available to Liberty Hospital employees who are currently enrolled in an accredited BSN program.

Scholarships will be awarded twice per year. Applications begin July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, comprised of hospital leaders. The scholarship award will be paid directly to the employee by the Liberty Hospital Foundation.

Apply here:

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.

A maximum of four recipients will be awarded up to $1000 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). No recipient will be eligible to receive the Thomann Financial Services, Inc. MSN scholarship more than three times. The scholarship can only be used for out-of-pocket costs of tuition and academic fees.

Apply here: 

High School Nursing Scholarships

2024 Nursing Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Liberty Hospital Foundation annually awards one-time scholarships to elite, local high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing. If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit the application below by Wednesday, April 10th, 2024.

If you are mailing your application please email to notify us when it has been mailed. You may also drop your application off at the Foundation’s office, which is located on the main floor of the Hospital building near the chapel:

Liberty Hospital Foundation
2525 Glenn Hendren Dr.

Liberty, MO 46068

Please review the scholarship guidelines and application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at 816-792-7014.

Congratulations to our 2023 High School BSN Scholarship recipients from schools in the Liberty Hospital service area. These five seniors are intelligent, driven, and caring and will be incredible nurses.

Kearney Public Schools
Madison Tevebaugh (Kearney HS)

Liberty Public Schools
Bailey Sauer (Liberty North HS)

Liberty Public Schools
Teagan Peters (Liberty North HS)

St. Pius X High School
Molly Cernich (St. Pius X HS)

St. Pius X High School
Lily Sowle (St. Pius X 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 $5,250 for full-time employees (up to $2,500 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.