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    Scholarship program

    Each year, the Portage Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships to outstanding local college students who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The funds are raised through the Lights of Love project. Scholarships are paid directly to the student's school. 

    To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

    • Complete one year of higher education before the fall of this year
    • Be pursuing a career in healthcare
    • Be a registered resident of Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon or Baraga county
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Provide a transcript of grades
    • Complete the scholarship application (Download PDF here)
    • In a letter, briefly outline career intent, volunteer work and financial need. Include phone number and e-mail address.
    • Provide a transcript of grades.

    Please mail your application, letter and eligibility information to:

    Portage Health Auxiliary
    c/o Human Resources 
    500 Campus Drive
    Hancock, MI 49930

    All scholarship letters and applications must be postmarked no later than April 1.

    Contact us

    For more information about the scholarship program, please e-mail (hr@portagehealth.org) or call (906) 483-1569 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free). 


500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000


921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 


945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030


751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120


600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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