The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation recently announced the opening of its new Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship, established through the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
This $800,000 competitive nursing scholarship program aims to support the growth and development of the nursing workforce in NEPA.
The Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from students who plan to pursue or who are pursuing nursing and who will practice in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Interested students with demonstrated financial need can apply through the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s online portal.
The application will be open through Friday, April 15.
To qualify for a Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship, students must show they have had a permanent address in Lackawanna, Luzerne or Wyoming County for the last three years. Letters of recommendation are required when applying.
Scholarships are open to:
· Students in the third or fourth year of a four-year nursing degree seeking financial assistance.
· RNs looking to obtain a master’s degree.
· Anyone employed in the healthcare field in Lackawanna, Luzerne or Wyoming County looking to advance as an LPN or RN.
· Those interested in obtaining a CNA and entering the healthcare workforce