RISE Nursing Scholarship


To support current Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who want to continue their medical education.


Applicants must:

- Have a nursing aid certificate (CNA)
- Be taking classes at an accredited institution, working towards a degree or certification in a medical field such as nursing
- Have a permanent residence in Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, or Stephenson counties.

Preference will be given to applicants who currently work as a CNA at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center in Rockford, IL. Secondary preference will be given to applicants who work with seniors.


How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your educational and career goals?


R.I.S.E. stands for Respecting, Investing, and Supporting Empowerment. This fund was established by a family who saw the impact great CNAs had on the services provided for their mother while she lived at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. They also became aware of the barriers that faced CNAs who wished to continue their medical education faced, including but not limited to paying for school. The R.I.S.E. Scholarship is intended to help CNAs who provide exceptional care, respect, and dignity to their patients overcome those
barriers and achieve their medical education goals.

Deadline: February 1

Would you like to support the R.I.S.E. Nursing Scholarship? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!

Online Application


Unless otherwise noted, scholarships have a deadline of February 1 at 5 p.m.

How to Register & Apply

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Contact Ciara Stahly

+1 (779) 210-8209

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