St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea to award $8,000 in scholarships


St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea’s Auxiliary Office, the Volunteer Department within the hospital, announced that it will offer scholarships of $2,000 each to four qualified high school seniors or adult students pursuing a career in health care.  The application deadline for these annually awarded scholarships is Wednesday, May 1.

To qualify, applicants must enroll full-time in a health career program for which certification is given or a degree is granted.  Applicants must either be a resident of Chelsea, Manchester, Dexter, Pinckney, Grass Lake, Stockbridge, or Gregory or an employee or volunteer of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, and a sincere interest in higher education in the field of health care.

Applications can be submitted online or picked up at the hospital’s Information Desk, located inside the main entrance of St. Joe’s.  The information desk is staffed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications can also be mailed upon request.
For more information about this scholarship program, or to request that an application be mailed to you, please call the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Auxiliary Office at 734-593-5793.  Please return all applications to:

ATTN: Carol Blotter
Auxiliary Department
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
775 S Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

The Auxiliary has over 150 members that come together to volunteer their services inside St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea.  It donates over 20,000 hours each year and thousands of dollars to the hospital.

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About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 500 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, six operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

For additional information about SJMC, please visit


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