The Foundation understands the importance of having a diverse nursing workforce to provide culturally competent care in our communities.
The Healthcare Scholars Program creates a regional pathway from local high schools to college to increase underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
If you have any questions about our programs, please email us or call 1-855-422-3386.
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Through the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthcare Scholars Program, underrepresented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing will receive full academic scholarships. Regional nursing schools will be awarded up to $35,000 per year for funding for tuition and fees for undergraduate nursing students pursuing an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN). Selected students will have the opportunity to participate in a learning community with other Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthcare Scholars, as well as the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nursing Internship Program.
Eligible schools will be invited to apply for the Healthcare Scholars Program beginning in fall 2022. Academic institutions that meet all eligibility requirements can contact us for more information about the program.