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The Saint Joseph Volunteer Guild of Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine is so proud to be able to offer scholarships to our Teen Volunteers!

Each year, the Saint Joseph Volunteer Guild will be awarding a maximum of four scholarships to the CHI Saint Joseph Health teen volunteers who are graduating high school seniors and meet the scholarship requirements.

Scholarship Qualifications and Application Materials

 To qualify for a scholarship, the candidate must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior with a B average.
  • Submit an application package to be received in the Volunteer Services offices. Applications received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Guild. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Have served a minimum of 100 hospital volunteer hours, including summer hours accumulated by July 15.


To apply, application packages must contain:

  • A completed Scholarship Application below.
  • An essay no longer than two typewritten pages double spaced on:
  •     Volunteer experience
  •     Your interests and career goal
  •     Why you decided to apply for this scholarship
  • A letter of recommendation from three references with complete mailing addresses. (No relatives please.)
  • A current transcript of your high school and/or college record along with any available achievement test records and class ranking.


All application material may be submitted online below or mailed to:

Volunteer Office
Attn: Gretchen King
Saint Joseph Hospital
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington, KY 40504

Scholarship Finalist Information

Finalists will be required to complete an interview. A letter of acceptance from college must be received before the scholarship can be distributed.

Scholarship Recipient Information

The recipient will be responsible for furnishing final grades to the scholarship committee at the end of the college fall semester. The recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the college spring semester award. At the end of the spring semester, the recipient will be invited to one of the Guild's regularly scheduled meetings to offer his/her college experience since receiving their scholarship.

Scholarship Essay Model

You may use the following outline as a "model" for the completion of your essay. Try to be as thorough as possible when you write your essay. Use a 1" margin all around. Feel free to use any essay format you feel comfortable with. Submit a typed essay, maximum of two pages, double-spaced, only.

First name, Last name

Educational Goal:

My goal is to be the first member of my family to obtain a degree...

Career Goal:

My ambition is to obtain a satisfying, rewarding career which will support me and   my family...

Personal Goals:

I plan on being a positive role model within my community...

Special Interest:

I volunteer once a week to feed the homeless...

Leadership Experience:

My leadership experience...

Campus Involvement:

I have participated in the following events and programs on campus...

Scholarship Application