January 2017 Around Town 1

Calling all 
health-focused students!

You may be eligible for an academic scholarship to help cover your tuition. The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation (GLSHF) Scholarship cycle is now open. The deadline to apply is March 1. GLSHF offers area students educational scholarships in amounts up to $8,000. These scholarships support academic studies leading to a career in a medical or a health care discipline.  Studies in the following areas are eligible:

• Medicine

• Nursing

• Pharmacy

• Physical Therapy

• Radiology Technology

• Other Allied Health Professions

Apply now! Everything is due March 1. Basic criteria and easy-to-complete applications are available on the GLSHF website at LSHealthcare.org. The mission of the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation is to enhance the health and well-being of the local community.
Questions? Contact: scholarship@lshealthcare.org.

Lee’s Summit R-7 ranked among top 10 by national organization

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District was recently ranked in the top 10 among “Best School Districts in Missouri” by Niche. Only two Kansas City metropolitan-area districts were ranked in the state’s top ten.

According to Niche officials, the rankings are based on statistics such as state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores and teacher quality as well as ratings from students and parents. Niche helps families find places to live, work and attend school based on statistics and online ratings.