Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission offers Healthcare Scholarships to Local Residents
Joliet, IL (February 19, 2013)— 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.
- 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.
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.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at
I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).