Rockford Health System, along with Rockford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, announced the recipients of the 2013 Minority Scholarship Awards. Six minority nursing students received $2,000 each toward their 2013-2014 educational expenses.
Rockford Health System awarded four scholarships to African American nursing students.
Rockford Memorial Auxiliary awarded two scholarships to Spanish-speaking Hispanic students.
Rockford Health System recognizes the importance of diversity in the local health care work force. RHS worked with the hospital auxiliary to create the scholarship program in 2008 to encourage minority nursing students in their education. Since that time the program has given nearly $70,000 to African American and Hispanic nursing students.
While these scholarships do not require employment at Rockford Health System, we hope these future nurses will choose to work with our team.
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