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” 

                              - Mildred Felix, Class of 2022 and Atrium Health Teammate


The Rise to Success is a sponsorship program that enables high school graduates to earn an Associate degree or certification in a healthcare-related discipline from a local community college.  

While participants are in college, they are hired into an entry-level, part-time position. 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; participants are also encouraged to earn their Bachelor’s degree upon program completion.   

Participants 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 August 1, 2023 

  • 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 Rise to Success Program will be accepted in February 2023.