Scholarships

FHN is proud to offer a number of scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare. Please read the description of each scholarship carefully, then download and apply for the one(s) that fit you.

2014 Healthcare Career Scholarship Program

To uphold the Mission of FHN and services we provide in our communities through the support of future healthcare professionals, FHN is providing up to two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing specific healthcare careers.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Applications will be accepted from any student currently enrolled in an accredited program of study involving the following healthcare careers:

  • Medical Technology / CLS / MLS
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Health Information Management
  • Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT, PTA, COTA, SP)
  • Pharmacy
  • Cardiac Ultrasound

Benefit-eligible staff of FHN may not apply.

To apply:
Complete the application form
Provide evidence of a current GPA of 3.0 or better
Participate in an interview, if selected as a finalist
Submit a typed, approximately 500-word essay responding to the following question:
      Why did you choose your career path, what have you done to support it,
      and how would it benefit FHN's service area?

All entries will become the property of FHN and will not be returned.

Funds will be disbursed to the winning students' college or university to be applied toward expenses for the winter 2015 term.

Dates to Remember:
Deadline for applications submission – Friday, September 12, 2014
Finalist interviews conducted October – November 2014
Winners announced and funds disbursed in December

For more information, call FHN Human Resources at 815-599-6336.

2014 Pauline Noller Nursing Scholarship

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Lena-Winslow graduate pursuing a nursing degree.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Applications will be accepted from any student with a declared nursing major or currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program.

To apply:
Complete the application form
Provide evidence of a current GPA of 3.0 or better
Participate in an interview, if selected as a finalist
Submit a typed, approximately 500-word essay responding to the following question:
      Why did you choose your career path, what have you done to support it?

All entries will become the property of FHN and will not be returned.

Funds will be disbursed to the winning students' college or university to be applied toward expenses for the winter 2015 term.

Dates to Remember:
Deadline for applications submission – Friday, September 12, 2014
Finalist interviews conducted October – November 2014
Winners announced and funds disbursed in December, or the following fall term if the student is a high school senior

For more information, call FHN Human Resources at 815-599-6336.

2014 Volunteer Resources Scholarship Program

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in a fully accredited college with a major in a healthcare field. The student MUST be an active member of the FHN Student Volunteer Program with a minimum of 40 career hours.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Applications will be accepted from any student currently enrolled in his or her senior year of high school or in an undergraduate program of study leading to a healthcare career.

To apply:
Complete the application form
Provide evidence of a current GPA of 3.0 or better
Participate in an interview, if selected as a finalist
Submit a typed, double-spaced one-page essay on the topic:
      How has your volunteer experience at FHN contributed to your personal career goals?

All entries will become the property of FHN and will not be returned. Essays will be evaluated on writing style including grammar and spelling, along with creativity and originality.

A check will be made payable to the winning student’s college or university and mailed to the student. Monies must be applied to direct expenses for the current year's term(s).

Dates to Remember:
Deadline for applications submission – Friday, September 12, 2014
Finalist interviews conducted October – November 2014
Winners announced and funds disbursed in December

For more information, call Carol Boeke in FHN Human Resources at 815-599-6336 or email cboeke@fhn.org.

For more information on becoming a volunteer at one of FHN's facilities, contact FHN Volunteer Resources at 815-599-6148 or 815-599-6352.