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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission offers Healthcare Scholarships to Local Residents

The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is pleased to offer healthcare scholarships for individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436, and the Lockport Grade School District #89. 

“The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial assistance to those individuals pursuing a course of instruction for healthcare related programs,” said Margie Woods, Chair of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. 

The amount of the scholarship will be determined based on the program selected. The programs include, Certified Nurse Assistant, Registered Nurse, and Surgical Technician. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, and school fees. 

Application requirements:

  • Completed application.
  • Personal statement explaining why the candidate has chosen this particular course of study, and what the candidate hopes to achieve.
  • 3 letters of reference from people not related to candidate. 

Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview by May 15, 2013. Written notification of scholarship awards will be sent to candidates May 31, 2013. 

Applications are available at www.silvercross.org or by contacting Leslie Newbon at (815) 300-1096 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications must be completed and received by May 15, 2013, to be considered for a scholarship. 

The Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission is a not-for-profit organization of community members.  The Commission is focusing on the re-development of the Silver Cross Hospital Joliet campus and workforce development.  Its mission is to improve the quality life on the east side of Joliet.

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