“The Rise to Success program has set me on a clear path to achieve my goal of becoming a Radiation Therapist and continues to provide support as I obtain my associate degree. Going straight into the healthcare filed, gaining experience, getting paid and not worrying about college expenses has made a huge impact in my life. Working at Atrium Health at such a young age has given me the opportunity to work alongside Radiation Therapist and observe their work daily. They are always willing to explain and answer questions that I may have along the way. I am confident that this program will continue to play a significant role in shaping my future. 

Christian Cruz Solano 
Technical Assistant, Radiation Therapy 
Central Cabarrus High School, Class of 2023 
Current student at Rowan Cabarrus Community College

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.

Rise to Success Flyer 

Learn about other Atrium Health programs for high school students (Greater Charlotte Only)   

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

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

  • Minimum 3.00 GPA (unweighted) 

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

For more information, email contact (Greater Charlotte only)

How to Apply 

The 2024 Rise to Success application cycle has closed. 

The 2025 Rise to Success applications will be accepted in February 2025.

Last Updated on 05/07/2024