Each year $1,000 scholarships are awarded to area residents. The number of awarded is determined by the funds available in the Partner's Scholarship Fund.

Anyone pursuing an education in a health-related field and can demonstrate their need for assistance is eligible for the annual awards.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be awarded a scholarship:

  • Must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED.
  • Must be accepted and enrolled in the human health care field at an accredited post-secondary school.
  • Permanent address of applicant must be within Chippewa County or applicant must be an employee, or child or spouse of an employee of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital.
  • Each applicant must complete an application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. One must be a teacher or an employer; the other may be from categories such as another teacher, clergy, neighbor, law enforcement, volunteer organizations
    member, etc. (No family members.)
  • References should be asked to comment on the applicant's potential for success in the health field they plan to enter, and their character, commitment, and attitude towards health care.
  • Applicants must include a grade transcript from the last school year they completed.
  • Previous recipients may not apply again.



Each April, the Partners' Scholarship Committee selects six scholarship winners from submitted entries (see criteria on left). A personal interview may be conducted.

Get the application.


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an email.