Sara Swanson

Manchester Area Applicants Sought for Healthcare Education Scholarships

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Stethoscope-2St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is again providing scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. In 2016, the hospital will award five merit-based scholarships to local students in the amount of $1,000 each.

To qualify, this year’s applicants must be enrolled full-time in a health care program for which certification is given or a degree is granted. Applicants must live in Chelsea, Manchester, Dexter, Pinckney, Grass Lake, Stockbridge or Gregory. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, and a sincere interest in health care.

Applications may be picked up at the information desk inside St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, or can be mailed upon request. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2016.

The scholarships being awarded are funded by the St. Joe’s Auxiliary, a volunteer department within the hospital. For more information or to request a scholarship application, please call 734-593-5793. All applications should be sent to the attention of Lois Gibson, Auxiliary counselor, 775 S Main St, Chelsea, Mich. 48118.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has annual operating revenues of about $1.9 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs.

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