On the path to becoming a patient educator... 

“Rise to Success is such an important program because it allows me to achieve my dreams in the healthcare field without the financial hardships of college. This program has allowed me to make connections with other participants, who are now like family. I am able to grow and learn in a field I have always wanted to work with the bonus of earning money and avoiding student loan debt” 

                              - Atira Chester

The Rise to Success Initiative is a program that enables high school graduates to earn an Associate degree in a healthcare-related discipline from a local community college and obtain an entry-level, part-time position at Atrium Health.  Atrium Health will pay for participants’ tuition, books and related fees.  Participants are expected to work for Atrium Health for the duration of their college career and an additional year after completion of their Associate degree and are encouraged to earn their Bachelor’s degree upon program completion.  Participating individuals will have access to a Career Coach who will support their academic and work success throughout the program.

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Learn about other Atrium Health programs for high school students   

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

  • Graduated with a high school diploma and 18 years of age as of July 1, 2022 

  • Minimum 3.00 GPA (unweighted)

  • Good high school attendance record

  • Must complete and submit all required application materials, including essay questions 

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How to Apply 

Applications for the 2022 Rise to Success program have ended. 2023 Applications will be accepted in February 2023.