New Nursing Scholarship Fund Created for Southern PA

  1. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) has announced the establishment of the IBC Nurse Scholars Program, a $2.25 million scholarship initiative aimed at combating the shortage of nursing instructors and nurses in Southeaster Pennsylvania. The company is contributing $1.74 million over three years to the program, which seeks to increase the number of nursing instructors in the region's graduate nursing programs. In addition, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF) is contributing $510,000 to the Scholars Program. IBC also announced that it is committing an additional $750,000 over the next three years to PHEF's Nursing Education Initiative in Southeastern Pennsylvania, which will provide financial assistance to aspiring undergraduate nursing students. Together, the two programs - which will begin in September - will offer $3 million in scholarships over three years.

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