Rockford Health System Hands Out Thousands in Scholarships

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 06/25 2014 08:21PM

Updated 06/25 2014 08:30PM

ROCKFORD - Rockford Health System selects a handful of students to help further their future.

Twelve minority nursing students receiving $2,000 scholarships to go toward their education expenses. The recipients represent both the African American and Hispanic communities.

Officials say our area needs more diverse nurses with a passion for the field.

"They all have in their heart the reason to go into this profession, which is that you're helping other people," says RHS Chief Nurse Executive Susan Schreier. "They want to help their community."

This is the 6th year Rockford Health System has held its Minority Scholarship Awards.

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