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Tuition Assistance ‘Bridge to Success’ Program to Launch Second Cohort


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Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 2 for an Atrium Health program that’s helping individuals jumpstart their health care careers. The Bridge to Success program, launched in central and south Georgia in the spring, helps selected applicants earn an associate degree by offering up to three years of up-front tuition and book assistance, with a maximum $5,250 tuition cost.


To be eligible, applicants must have a high school degree, but not completed a college degree. While enrolled in the Bridge to Success program and working on an associate degree, participants will be hired by Atrium Health Navicent to work in a part-time position. Participants must be able to manage both a work and school schedule, and be willing to work while participating in the program.


Bridge to Success seeks to help create a pipeline of trained workers to fill critical job roles in the health care field, while also investing in the financial well-being of our community. The program’s inaugural cohort began in July and includes 20 high school graduates from across central Georgia who are studying for careers in nursing, sonography, physical and occupational therapy, radiology, cardiovascular technology, and more.


“We were excited by the strong interest shown in the program this spring and to see the caliber of students who are gaining important on-the job experience while pursuing their degree,” said Akilah Griffin, Advocate Health’s talent acquisition lead for Georgia who supports Atrium Health Navicent. “This program is just one more way that Atrium Health Navicent is improving health, not just for our local community, but for patients across the country as we help fill the growing need for health care workers.”


Bridge to Success applications will be accepted Oct. 2 to Oct. 13. Selected applicants will begin work in the program’s second cohort in December. Applicants must submit an essay and professional recommendation.


Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Interest in pursuing a health care career.

  • Must have graduated from high school or earned a GED equivalent within the last 1-5 years.

  • Must work for Atrium Health Navicent for at least one year after earning an associate degree through the program.

  • Must not have an existing college degree.


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