theFranaGroup presents scholarships to local students.


Rockford IL – May 15, 2019 – theFranaGroup, a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), announced toay the award of 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 its celebration in helping clients achieve the $1 billion milestone in funding. Both scholarships are funded by theFranaGroup.

This year’s recipients are Darien booker, an East High School student, and Jacob Klaung, a Christian Life High School student. Booker plans to attend Elmhurst College in the fall and Klaung will be attending Rock Valley College.

The scholarship winners were chosen through a random drawing process and scholarship monies are given directly to the individuals so they can use the funds at their discretion. The only eligibility requirements were applicants must be either a graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 or an employee or have a family member who works at Crusader Community Health. They must also plan to attend an institution of continuing education such as community college, trade school or a four-year college or university.

“We are proud to continue to offer this scholarship opportunity to individuals in our community that are pursuing post-secondary education,” said John Frana, president of theFranaGroup. “Our goal is to provide support for public education graduates and benefit families who work at Crusader Community Health.”

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About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup is a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, specializing in Federally Qualified Health Centers. In the last 19 years, the firm has worked with more than 125 organizations and reviewed more than 250 clinical sites in 37 states and Puerto Rico. Clients include health systems, public health departments, behavioral health organizations, hospitals, private practices, residency programs, Rural Health Clinics, 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.