Mercy has created a scholarship program to assist full-time or regular part-time co-workers who are in good standing and have a minimum of three (3) years employment with Mercy. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate study in direct patient healthcare or other science majors related to patient healthcare including, but not limited to, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Diagnostic, Surgical Technology, Radiology, Clinical Science, Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Cardiovascular.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
Courses should be taken outside the recipients’ scheduled work hours. For courses not meeting this requirement, the recipient should work with his/her leader to arrange a schedule to accommodate both work and school schedules, if approved by the leader. Courses taken should not adversely affect the co-worker’s productivity.
Further information regarding the Michael D. McCurry Scholarship Program can be found on the Mercy Guidelines.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Mercy in two installments in early August and mid-December.
Financial need will not be considered.
Recipients will be determined by the selection committee at Mercy. The committee is comprised of leaders throughout the Mercy ministry.
*At least one (1) recommendation must be from a leader or mentor within Mercy. One (1) recommendation may also be from a non-relative within the community. Recommendations should address the applicant’s character, career goals, ability to set and achieve goals and why the applicant should receive the award.
Recipients will be sent a Quick Start Guide email to register for the WhichWay app with access to the following modules for a one-year cycle: