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

The following academic scholarships are available from the CGH Health Foundation and CGH Auxiliary. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are based on academic standing and financial need. Applications are available through high school/college guidance offices, the CGH Marketing Department or on this page. All awards are subject to availability of funds.

CGH Health Foundation Nursing and Healthcare Scholarships

Scholarships available:

  • $3,000 Althea Larson Nursing Scholarship - 3 awarded, renewable, must agree to work at CGH for 2 or 3 years
  • $1,500 Ron Smeltzer Nursing Scholarship
  • $1,000 Edgar and Florence Hall Nursing Scholarship
  • $3,000 Sterling Rock Falls Community Trust Healthcare Scholarship - 2 awarded
  • $1,000 Marrietta and Bill Lilly Healthcare Scholarship

Application deadline: June 15, 2021 at 5 pm

Download application here

Submit the completed application to:
(1) Email as an attachment to
(2) Mail to CGH Health Foundation, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling 61081 or
(3) Drop off at Foundation office, 2600 N. Locust St., Sterling, by 5 pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

CGH Auxiliary Scholarships

Application deadline: April 1, 2021

Download application here

Submit the completed application to:
CGH Medical Center Auxiliary, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling 61081.
The packet must be postmarked on or before April 1.