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Picture Yourself at CGH Medical Center!

At CGH Medical Center, we are committed to providing the best quality care for our patients. Nurses and healthcare workers are at the heart of how well CGH Medical Center is able to provide medical care to the community.

New medical advancements require a growing number of skilled nurses and technicians. An expanding healthcare delivery system has also created a greater demand for workers in the healthcare setting. As a CGH Medical Center employee, you would be eligible for many benefits, including tuition reimbursement and debt forgiveness, along with an excellent health insurance package and very competitive wages. View our job opportunities and benefits here.

Nursing / Healthcare Scholarship Information

CGH Medical Center is committed to supporting individuals who are pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. 

The following academic scholarships are available from CGH Medical Center. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are based on academic standing and financial need. Applications are available through your guidance office, the CGH Marketing Department or by clicking the links below.  All awards are subject to availability of funds.

Scholarship Criteria


  • Acceptance in an accredited nursing or healthcare program is required for all scholarships.
  • Applicants must live in Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle or Bureau counties.
  • Students pursuing nursing degrees, as well as those pursuing non-nursing, healthcare-related degrees/licenses (such as EMT/Paramedic licenses) can apply for the CGH Medical Center, CGH Health Foundation and CGH Auxiliary scholarships.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale overall or equivalent.
  • Completed application must be submitted by the deadline.

2015 Scholarship Applications:

Rachel Burr / John Kellen Healthcare Scholarship

Click here to download this scholarship application.

Application deadline - April 30, 2015

CGH Health Foundation Nursing and Healthcare Scholarship

Click here to download scholarship application.

The application includes the following scholarships:

  • Althea Larson Nursing Scholarship
  • Ron L. Smeltzer Nursing Scholarship
  • Edgar and Florence Hall Nursing Scholarship
  • Dr/ Ralph and Katherine Redmond Nursing Scholarship
  • Sterling Rock Falls Community Trust Healthcare Scholarship
  • Ed Andersen Healthcare Scholarship
  • Dr. Carmelo Interone Healthcare Scholarship
  • Marrietta Lilly Healthcare Scholarship

Application deadline -  April 1, 2015.

Email any questions you may have HERE



CGH Auxiliary Scholarships


Auxiliary Scholarship 2015 Part I

Auxiliary Scholarship 2015 Part II

(4) $500 Awards (per semester) is available for 2015.

Application deadline - April 1, 2015


Email any questions you may have HERE


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