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R.I.S.E. Nursing Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting CNAs furthering their medical careers.

Applicants must:

- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago County;

- Have a nursing aid certification (CNA) and have worked as a CNA in the northern Illinois region, ideally in a long-term facility; and

- Intend to pursue additional degree or certifications in the medical field such as nursing.


Preference will be given to applicants who currently work as a CNA at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford, IL, or have experience working with seniors or in long-term facilities.

For the purposes of this scholarship, a long-term care facility is defined as a facility that provides rehabilitative, restorative, and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living. This can include assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or skilled nursing facilities.

Learn more about the R.I.S.E. Nursing Scholarship.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). CFNIL's scholarship application opens December 1 and closes February 1 every year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL at


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