Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette is proud to announce a generous grant of $875,000 from North Central Health Services (NCHS) over the next five years. This substantial support will be pivotal in advancing the college's nursing, psychology, human services, and addiction studies programs.

Of this significant contribution, $500,000 is allocated to the North Central Health Services Nursing Scholarship. This marks a continued commitment by NCHS to bolster Ivy Tech's Nursing Program, responding to the statewide call for expanding the nursing workforce in Indiana.

Our ongoing collaboration with Ivy Tech reflects our shared dedication to addressing critical healthcare needs in our region. By supporting these vital educational programs, we are investing in the future of healthcare professionals who will serve our communities with skill and compassion.

– Stephanie Long, Chief Executive Officer of NCHS

The North Central Health Services Nursing Scholarship will provide essential financial support to students pursuing nursing careers, a field experiencing a significant demand for qualified professionals. This scholarship not only assists in easing the financial burden on students but also plays a crucial role in fulfilling the region's healthcare needs.

This generous gift from NCHS is a testament to their faith in our institution and our students. It enables us to further our mission in educating and preparing top-tier nursing professionals. We are deeply appreciative of NCHS’s continued partnership and support.

– Dr. Sandy Fights, Dean of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Lafayette

The grant will also contribute to other critical areas of health education at Ivy Tech, encompassing psychology, human services, and addiction studies. This holistic approach ensures a well-rounded support system for the future healthcare workforce.

Ivy Tech Lafayette's nursing program is renowned for its excellence in preparing students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam to become registered nurses, offering various pathways into nursing including programs for LPNs, medical assistants, paramedics, and military medic personnel. Ivy Tech Lafayette continues to demonstrate its commitment to healthcare education and addressing the workforce needs in Indiana.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.