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Scholarships available from Mercyhealth

Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers Medical Field Scholarships

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 in health care.

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

Mercyhealth Community Scholarships (funded by Mercyhealth)

Seven $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors or individuals already enrolled in college programs in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas: five general health care careers and two specifically for nursing.

Mercyhealth Minority/Veteran Scholarships (funded by Mercyhealth)

Two $2,000 scholarships to minority or veteran individuals residing in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas pursuing secondary education in a health care career.

Mercyhealth Ethnic Minority Nursing Scholarships (funded by Rockton Volunteer Association)

Three $2,000 scholarships for ethnic minority individuals pursing a nursing degree residing in all Wisconsin and Illinois Mercyhealth service areas. Student must also be fluent in Spanish to qualify.

Mercyhealth Janesville Medical Staff Scholarships (funded by Janesville Medical Staff)

Six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the following communities: Janesville, Milton, Beloit, Whitewater, Edgerton, Walworth (Big Foot), Brodhead, Delavan, and Evansville.

Mercyhealth Harvard Medical Staff Scholarships (funded by Harvard Medical Staff)

Two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at Harvard High School – one female, one male.

Scholarship Qualifications

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:

  • 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, 2023.
  • Include your official High School or College transcript and your school Counselor signature.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2023, without exception and will be awarded in May 2023. 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 kschmig@mhemail.org Thank you for your interest in the Mercyhealth Scholarship Program. Best of luck!

Mercyhealth EMS Scholarship Application

Mercyhealth Tactical EMS Scholarship

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association and Mercyhealth partner to offer new Tactical Training Scholarship

Mercyhealth encourages the lifelong professional development of our emergency medicine physicians, and now we are also proud to support EMRA members in their professional development. The new reality is that emergency medicine physicians have an increased risk of dealing with an active shooter or mass casualty incident during their careers. Mercyhealth is a regional non-profit healthcare system that made the visionary decision to open a tactical training center for medical staff and first responders. The training is conducted by experienced law enforcement SWAT personnel, tactical paramedics, and tactical medical directors. The Mercyhealth Tactical Training Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and lodging during the training in Janesville, WI.

Further information about course offerings are available at:

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Scholarship

Student / Resident / Fellow Opportunity

This scholarship provides a student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA with tuition and travel funding to attend the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course (8 hours) hosted by Mercyhealth (WI). This cornerstone course teaches prehospital providers how to respond and care for patients in the civilian tactical environment. Up to two applicants may be chosen.

Purpose: To assist in the costs associated with attending a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) at Mercyhealth.

Application Process: Letter of intent explaining financial need and purpose of attendance (no greater than one page), current curriculum vitae, and application form.

Eligibility: Student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA (international members included)

Selection Criteria: Up to 3 scholarship recipients per course may attend the following courses:

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

  • February 27, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • December 9, 2019

Award: The Mercyhealth scholarship will cover the lodging expenses at the host hotel and cost of course registration (NOTE: Does not include travel costs other than hotel)

Application Deadline: 45 days prior to course date

Tactical EMS (TEMS) Scholarship

Student / Resident / Fellow Opportunity

This scholarship provides a student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA with tuition and travel funding to attend the Tactical EMS course (40 hours) hosted by Mercyhealth. This rigorous course teaches fundamentals of care in the tactical environment to providers who are likely to be embedded with tactical teams. Up to two applicants may be chosen.

Purpose: To assist in the costs associated with attending a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) at Mercyhealth.

Application Process: Letter of intent explaining financial need and purpose of attendance (no greater than one page), current curriculum vitae, and application form.

Eligibility: Student, resident, or fellow member of EMRA (international members included)

Selection Criteria: Up to 2 scholarship recipients per course may attend the following course:

  • April 2-5, 2019

Award: The Mercyhealth scholarship will cover the lodging expenses at the host hotel and cost of course registration (NOTE: Does not include travel costs other than hotel)

Application Deadline: 45 days prior to course date

About Mercyhealth: Mercyhealth is a regional health system with over 700 employed physicians, 5 hospitals and 80 facilities throughout 50 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. We are committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously work to make life better for the people, families and communities we serve.

Mercyhealth Prehospital & Emergency Service Center

The Mercyhealth Prehospital & Emergency Services Center (MPESC) with three locations serves 15 counties in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. MPESC provides pre-hospital medical direction, EMT/Paramedic initial training, continuing education, AHA Training, tactical EMS training, air medical services (REACT Helicopter), and MD-1. MD-1 is a medically equipped and emergency medicine physician-staffed vehicle used for difficult and prolonged extrications or situations where an on-the-scene physician may be able to provide additional medications and resources.