Nursing Pathways Program Scholarship

In partnership with Rosalind Franklin University, the College is offering a scholarship opportunity specifically for Lake County students. This scholarship has been provided by The Grainger Foundation to support students interested in the Nursing Education to Workforce (NEW) Pathway Program.

The Nursing Pathways Program Scholarship will be awarded to select Lake County students who have an interest in giving back to their community by pursuing a career in the Lake County area post-graduation. Each scholarship recipient will receive an annual scholarship up to $20,000 over the course of the 3+2 pathway. The first three years are completed at Lake Forest College with the remaining two spent at Rosalind Franklin University. 

Who is eligible?

Selection will be limited to pell-eligible first-year students from Lake County that are entering the College in Fall 2024 with an interest in pursuing the accelerated 3+2 Nursing Pathway Program with Rosalind Franklin University.

How do I apply?

Students must apply for admission to Lake Forest and complete a supplemental application and submit an additional letter of recommendation by the February 15 admission deadline to be considered. 

What does the 3+2 pathway look like?

Pathway agreement, prerequisites, and proposed course schedules can be found here

Jill Baren
This new scholarship program will increase educational attainment for local students and help build a nursing workforce that, ultimately, will improve the overall health and wellness of Lake County. The need for high-quality education provided in the student’s local environment is urgent and will have a major impact on the ability to produce highly trained nurses in Lake County.
Jill M. Baren, MD, Lake Forest College President

The Grainger Foundation recognizes innovative community partnerships that tackle complex issues of health equity, nursing education, and workforce barriers. This will progress our nursing education in Lake County and provide opportunities for success to those students.