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Tuition Assistance

Norton Healthcare offers several opportunities for scholarships and training to help students pursue careers in health care.

Norton Scholars Program

Get help paying for college and get on the fast track to a great health care career.

The Norton Healthcare Scholars Program is a loan forgiveness program that provides educational assistance to students pursuing or continuing a health care-related degree in a specified area of workforce need. The amount of funding received per calendar year is based on the degree program. This is a highly competitive program, and not all candidates will be accepted.

Those accepted as a Norton Healthcare Scholar sign a contract agreeing to work for Norton Healthcare upon graduation. The length and terms of this loan forgiveness commitment are based on the amount of funding received. During this commitment, the loan is eligible to be forgiven. IRS regulations require these funds to be taxed as they are forgiven. The amount of approved financial assistance is dependent on the program.

Registration and Application Process

  • Visit MyNortonScholar.com and apply online.
  • Nursing students
    • Applications for nursing students will be eligible for review monthly.
    • Applications submitted by the first of the month are eligible for review and interview during the same month.
  • All other programs
    • Applications will be reviewed as submitted.
    • Interview scheduling will be determined by leaders in that program area.
  • Eligible candidates will be contacted to begin the interview process.
  • All communication regarding the status of your application will be sent through email.

Lansing Scholars Program

Update application line for Lansing to: Applications will be accepted in fall 2021 — dates coming soon.

Since 2002, Bellarmine University students in the Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences have had an opportunity to take part in one of our most elite programs — the Norton Healthcare Foundation Lansing Scholars Program.

Recognizing the shortage of health care professionals, Dr. and Mrs. Lansing set a goal to assist students who choose a health care career, particularly nursing. Registered nurses have the widest scope of responsibility, including all aspects of nursing care.

The Lansings’ gracious gift to the Norton Healthcare Foundation provides educational funding to qualified students pursuing a nursing career at Bellarmine University. This prestigious program is very selective, with only a few students each year chosen as recipients.

If you are selected for the Lansing Scholars Program, Norton Healthcare will pay you $2,000 in the fall semester and $2,000 in the spring semester until you graduate. These funds are a gift. You can use them for tuition, mandatory school supplies, technology expenses and study abroad opportunities.

Who Is Eligible

Bellarmine University registered nursing students at all levels, including incoming freshmen and accelerated students.

Applications are accepted from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15.

Application Requirements

  • Transcript — You must have a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Three letters of recommendation — The letters must be from three people not related to you. One must be from an educator, preferably a Bellarmine University faculty member.
  • An outstanding one-page essay — Your essay should highlight your commitment to innovation in health care and a desire to work for Norton Healthcare, explain why the Lansing Scholars Program would benefit you, and include any community service you have done, especially if it is health care-related. See the essay prompts below.

Incoming freshmen only:

  • Acceptance letter — Provide a copy of your Bellarmine University acceptance letter.
  • High school transcript — You must have a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA.

Essay prompts:

  • What innovations will you bring to Norton Healthcare as well as the Louisville community to provide better outcomes in patient care?
  • What patient population will benefit from this innovation?
  • How will the Lansing Scholars Program assist you in meeting this goal?
  • What community service have you participated in, specifically health care-related activities and service (if applicable)?

Expectations

Every Lansing scholar is held to a higher standard — after all, you are the best in your class. As such, your commitment to the program and Bellarmine University includes:

  • Formally expressing your gratitude in letters to Dr. and Mrs. Lansing, the Norton Healthcare Foundation and your mentor
  • Submitting a record of your grades promptly at the end of every semester to Norton Healthcare Workforce Development
  • Attending school-related public events to demonstrate the benefits of the Lansing Scholars Program

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Norton Healthcare Dependent Child Scholarships

Norton Healthcare provides a limited number of $2,000 scholarships to dependents of Norton Healthcare employees. Students must be interested in pursing a health care-related field. These awards are made possible through the generosity of the James R. Petersdorf Foundation.

Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should submit the following:

  • Scholarship application (available through the Norton Healthcare Office of Workforce Development)
  • Essay of 2,500 words or less that responds to the following points:
    • All applicants
      • Discuss one current or future issue facing the health care industry.
      • Who or what has been most influential in your decision to continue your education and why?
    • New scholarship applicants
      • Discuss how the Norton Healthcare Dependent Child Scholarship would impact your ability to pursue a health care-related degree.
      • Describe your career plans after you complete your degree.
    • Previous scholarship recipients
      • How have you benefited from receiving the Norton Healthcare Dependent Child Scholarship?
      • How have your career plans evolved since you received the Norton Healthcare Dependent Child Scholarship?
  • Résumé (including volunteer activities and awards)
  • Letter of recommendation from an educator or employer
  • Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment from applicant’s university/college
  • Most recent transcript from applicant’s high school or university/college

For more information, contact:
Norton Healthcare
Office of Workforce Development
Phone: (502) 446-5835
Toll-free: (866) 662-0003

Norton Healthcare strives to make our site accessible to all candidates. If you’re a candidate with a disability, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs during the application process. To request a reasonable accommodation, email workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org.

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