theFranaGroup announced today that it has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to local individuals.
ROCKFORD, IL: June 3, 2016 – theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), announced today that it has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to local individuals. The firm established the scholarships in 2015 in collaboration with the Crusader Community Health Foundation as part of their celebration in reaching a $1 billion milestone in helping clients achieve direct grant funding.
“Supporting individuals in our community as they pursue education beyond high school is one way area businesses can make a difference in Rockford’s transformation,” said John Frana, president of theFranaGroup. “There needs to be an increase in the level of skilled workers in this region and by awarding these scholarships to individuals, whether they plan to attend a community college, a four-year institution or trade school, we hope we are making an impact to Rockford’s economic health and vitality.”
This year’s scholarship recipients were Michael Booker and Nathan Brady. Michael will be attending North Iowa Community College where he will study physical education and Nathan is currently attending Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where he is studying Autotech/Electrical Engineering. Applicants must be either a graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 or an employee of or have a family member who works at Crusader Community Health. Recipients are chosen through a drawing overseen by Crusader and scholarship monies are given directly to the individuals so they can use the funds at their discretion.
For more information on theFranaGroup, visit thefranagroup.com.
theFranaGroup is a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. In the last 16 years, they have worked with more than 100 organizations and reviewed more than 200 clinical sites in 37 states and Puerto Rico. Clients include health systems, public health departments, behavioral health organizations, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, free clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers. John Frana, President of theFranaGroup, previously served as President & CEO of Crusader Community Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, in Rockford for 23 years before establishing his own national consulting firm.