It takes a special person to dedicate themselves to a career of caring for others. Doctors, nurses, aides and therapists provide direct patient care and their work is supported by the many others who work in the different facets of hospital administration. In recognition of the importance of this dedication and the impact of all health care jobs on our health we are proud to announce the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) Scholarship Program.
The NHCN brings together health care audiences across the health care spectrum and connects them through a single network. The goal of the NHCN is to create a network of linked professional health care membership organizations to provide job placement, career development and advancement opportunities to health care professionals.
The scholarship will be awarded to individuals committed to health careers and to being life long learners, mentors, and volunteers who will participate in professional societies, community organizations and networking groups as they advance in their careers. Students and professionals from all areas of health care, clinical and non-clinical, are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those interested in positions that are difficult to fill or with high turnover rate including nursing, radiology, pharmacy, therapy, business/health care administration, medical technology, allied health, etc.
Applicants must be enrolled as full- and part-time students in an undergraduate or graduate health care program at an accredited college or university OR professionals pursuing health care continuing education and certifications. Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Applications will be reviewed to establish whether the individual meets the minimum qualifications and those who do not will be rejected.
- The essays of students selected through step #2 will be evaluated. If an essay is deemed acceptable, the applicant will be invited to continue with the process.
- Students selected through step #2 must submit the following additional information:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status;
- One letter of recommendation from a professor or faculty;
- One letter of recommendation from a colleague, preferably your supervisor; and
- An official undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts; certification requirements
- Submission of additional materials
- Transcripts must be sent by the university or college and must be received sealed.
- Letters of recommendation must be sent by their author and must be received sealed with their signature across the envelope seal.
- The remaining supporting documentation may be mailed, faxed or sent by email.
- All required information must be received at the NHCN office on or before 5:00 p.m. (CDT) February 5, 2010 in order for the applicant to be eligible for consideration.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.