Hospital Sisters Health System or HSHS recently announced a scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a career in nursing. Students can earn up to $20,000 of funding for educational expenses. In addition to financial help, recipients will have a job waiting for them upon graduating and passing boards in an HSHS Illinois Division hospital.
Interested students can apply at hshs.org/Ilnursingshcolarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1st, 2022. Applications are reviewed upon submission and top candidates are chosen for interviews. Applicants should have an interest in working for HSHS Illinois. HSHS is a multi-institutional health care system that cares for patients in 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin. There are 9 hospitals in Illinois and they employ 2,300 physicians and more than 13,000 employees.
Ciarra Marreo is an RN and a recent recipient of the scholarship. She recommends applying for the scholarship program because it helped pay for her school and gave her a head start in starting her career in nursing. Once graduating, she says, the scholarship ensures that you have a job in your desired specialty and the residency program will be very beneficial for helping you grow.