Eatontown, N.J. – Feb. 11, 2021– Caregility, a company dedicated to delivering care to wherever the patient is located through the use of the Caregility Virtual Care Platform, announces the launch of the Caregility Cares Essential Worker Scholarship Program. The scholarship program aims to help fund the pursuit of higher education degrees in the field of medicine for healthcare workers and their families by awarding five $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students throughout the United States who are healthcare workers ordependents of healthcare workers pursuing a degree in nursing or other majors related to healthcare.
Students can apply for the Caregility Cares Essential Worker Scholarship through May 31, 2021, by submitting an essay of 500 words or more on what has inspired them to pursue a career in a health-related field through an easy, web-based application hosted by The University Network. In its inaugural year, five $5,000 scholarship winners will be announced in June of 2021. Caregility plans to continue the scholarship program on an annual basis as part of its overall Caregility Cares campaign honoring and supporting frontline healthcare workers.
“COVID-19 shed a spotlight on how important our frontline healthcare workers are and how we can never have enough qualified people in our country. We are proud to announce the establishment of the scholarship program to help fund educational pursuits of those who want to dedicate their lives to helping others,” said Mike Brandofino, President and COO of Caregility. “The Caregility Cares Essential Worker Scholarship program extends our efforts to honor frontline healthcare workers who have made incredible contributions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting their efforts to achieve higher education degrees in the field of medicine. We’re honored to support those dedicating their lives to such a vital and noble profession.”
The initial phase of the Caregility Cares program honored individuals who have worked tirelessly to care for, protect, and restore the health of patients impacted by the coronavirus through a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing. Awardees had their name placed on the passenger side of the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by former Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch during the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. The recognition program has been renewed for the 2021 season with the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by Ross Chastain. The Caregility Cares Scholarship Program was established to further Caregility’s efforts to honor first responders.