Cass Regional Foundation awards scholarships

July 12, 2013 

Cass Regional Foundation recently awarded six scholarships to area residents who are pursuing careers in health care.

The Wanda Brown Scholarship was awarded to Rachel Niswonger of Lee’s Summit. Niswonger recently graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School and plans to pursue a degree in nursing at the University of Central Missouri. The scholarship amount was $1,000.

The Dr. Harold E. Kirsch Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Stephanie White of Belton and Amanda Warner of Garden City. White recently graduated from Belton High School and will attend Drake University in Iowa this fall. She is pursuing a doctorate of pharmacy. Warner, a 2011 graduate of Sherwood High School, is currently attending Westminster College in Utah and plans to graduate in May of 2015 with a bachelor of science in nursing. The scholarship amount for each recipient was $2,375.

The Elvin S. Douglas, Jr., Scholarship was awarded to Cheryl Stice of Harrisonville. Stice is Cass Regional’s social worker. She is currently attending the University of Kansas and plans to graduate in the spring of 2014 with a master of social work degree. The scholarship amount was $500.

The Jan Perry Scholarship was awarded to Crystal Peeples of Harrisonville. Peeples graduated from Penn Valley Community College in 2012 and is a registered nurse. She is currently attending UMKC to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. The award amount was $1,500.

The Alma Brown Scholarship was awarded to Karson DeGraffenried of Harrisonville. DeGraffenried recently graduated from Harrisonville High School. She will be attending Rockhurst University and plans to obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The award amount was $1,000.

For information on these and other scholarships available through Cass Regional Foundation, contact Melissa Lattin at 816-380-5888, ext. 4810, or via email at

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