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PATH Program for Healthcare Students

Help make local healthcare better by being part of the workforce solution. Become a nurse. Train as an EMT paramedic. Get a job as a radiology technician. Manage a medical office. Lake County needs more high-skill, high-demand workers like you. Through a generous grant from the state of Illinois, CLC is providing healthcare students with stipends for tuition, books, equipment and cost-of-living expenses. All CLC campuses offer classes in healthcare programs. You can study at Grayslake, Waukegan, Vernon Hills or online.

What is the PATH?

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce Program (PATH) provides you with financial support to help pay for educational and living expenses. With a growing demand for healthcare workers, the state of Illinois turned to community colleges to quickly get trained workers into the field.

The grant is funded by the state of Illinois and is allocated by the Illinois Community College Board.

How can I benefit from the PATH program?

Students enrolled in qualifying programs will receive a stipend to pay for:

  • Educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, uniforms and other needs
  • Living expenses for childcare, technology and other essentials

Other resources available to you at CLC include:

  • Program-specific tutoring
  • Free loaner laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, calculators and more

Who is eligible?

Anyone enrolled in the eligible healthcare programs may be eligible to receive stipends.

How to I apply?

There’s no need to apply! Anyone enrolled in the eligible programs is automatically eligible for PATH funds.

For more information, please contact:

Biological & Health Sciences Division
(847) 543-2042