Posted on November 29, 2021 View the blog

Cook County Health and Cook County Health Foundation Partner to Create New Educational Opportunity

On April 26, 2022, Cook County Health and Cook County Health Foundation launched the Provident Scholarship Fund, which will provide $700,000 in scholarships this year to students seeking careers in health care. The scholarships focus on increasing opportunity for students in communities of color and ultimately developing a workforce at Cook County Health that more closely reflects the patient population the health system serves.

Two Scholarship Programs

There are two types of scholarships that will be awarded this summer.

The Health Professionals Program will provide 30 one-time scholarships of $20,000 to students enrolled in medical or dental school to attain MD, DO. DDS or DMD degrees. These scholarships are supported by a grant from Cook County as part of its equity initiative Project Rainbow. Potentials applicants may apply now on the link below.

The Allied Health and Undergraduate Program will provide 10 one-time scholarships of $10,000 to students committed to serving in underrepresented communities in Cook County. The scholarships are funded by Cook County Health Foundation. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program that results in a degree, certification or license in respiratory therapy, radiology technology, nursing (LPN or RN) or dental programs (dental assistant or dental hygienist). To learn more and apply:

Building the Healthcare Team of the Future

The Foundation is committed to sustaining the Provident Scholarship Fund for Allied Health for years to come. Please invest in students and our communities. Together we can create the future healthcare team driven by a commitment to equity and excellence.