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Mercyhealth Scholarship Program

Mercyhealth has a passion for making lives better and we take great pride in encouraging and supporting students who are pursuing a career health care.

We are excited to present the 2018 Mercyhealth Scholarship Application packet with information regarding Mercyhealth’s 20 scholarship opportunities for higher education in healthcare fields.


Mercyhealth Community Scholarship 

Seven - $2000 scholarships to graduating seniors or individuals already enrolled in College Programs in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas – five general healthcare careers and two specifically for nursing.


Mercyhealth Minority/Veteran Scholarship

Two - $2000 scholarships to minority or veteran individuals residing in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas pursing secondary education in a healthcare


Mercyhealth Ethnic Minority Nursing Scholarship

Three - $2000 ethnic Minority individuals pursing a nursing degree residing in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas.  Student must also be fluent in Spanish.


Mercyhealth Janesville Medical Staff

Six $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the following communities:  Janesville, Milton, Beloit, Whitewater, Edgerton, Walworth (Big Foot), Brodhead, Delavan, and Evansville


Mercyhealth Harvard Medical Staff

Two $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Harvard High School – one female, one male


In order to qualify for consideration, you must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and accepted into or are currently attending an Accredited 2 or (preferable) 4 year College or University.

Partners of Mercyhealth are eligible to apply for the Minority/Veteran and Ethnic Minority Nursing Scholarships.  Mercyhealth partners who receive these scholarships remain eligible for other types of education assistance from Mercyhealth. 

To avoid conflicts, scholarships will not be granted to candidates who are employed or attending competitive area hospitals programs.

Required documentation:

  1. A completed Mercyhealth Scholarship Application. Please fill in all blanks. 

“NA” may be entered in spaces that are not applicable. The application form must be received by February 8, 2019.

  1. Include your official High School or College transcript and your school Counselor signature.
  2. We require two letters of recommendation including one academic. Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic source and one from an extra-curricular source who knows the applicant well. 
  3. A 750 word essay discussing why you have chosen healthcare as a career, your goals for the future and how this scholarship will help you meet your goals. This is an opportunity for you to provide insight into your story and distinguish yourself from other applicants!

All scholarships applications must be received by February 8, 2019, without exception.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please DO NOT mail anything that should be sent with this application separate. Everything must be sent in and received together.  If anything is missing your application will be considered incomplete.

Mail completed applications and required documentation to:

Kelly Schmig, HR Business Partner Assistant
Mercyhealth Corporation
PO Box 5003
Janesville, WI  53547

If you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly Schmig at 608-314-2323 or

GPA Requirement: 
2.5 or higher
Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Minority Preferences: 
African American
Asian American
Native American
Pacific Islander
Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Friday, February 8, 2019