Students seeking careers in health care can earn money toward tuition as part of the educational loan assistance program offered by OSF HealthCare St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
Designed to support high school seniors and college students living in La Salle County, the program offers up to $5,000 annually to recipients.
This program is jointly sponsored by the OSF St. Elizabeth Auxiliary and Foundation.
One of the goals of the educational loan assistance program is to address concerns of a possible workforce shortage within the health care industry, placing more emphasis on recruiting and retaining talent locally.
“In exchange for tuition assistance, award recipients will be asked to invest their skills into the community by returning to work within the hospital or one of our local clinics,” said Ken Beutke, president of OSF HealthCare St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a statement. “By directing our resources for educational assistance more strategically, we help to ensure that caregivers are available in the future.”
Students applying for educational assistance must meet various requirements and be able to submit a number of supporting documents to be eligible for consideration. The deadline to apply is March 1.
More information about the educational loan assistance program, including the online application, is available at osfhealthcare.org/saint-elizabeth/giving/educational-assistance.