Organization to provide scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary training.

Rockford IL; March 26, 2018 – theFranaGroup today announced the availability of two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded May 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. during a scholarship reception at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. One scholarship is to be awarded to an employee or dependent of Crusader Community Health and one scholarship is to be awarded to a graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 (does not need to be current graduate). This is the fourth year theFranaGroup and Crusader Community Health have partnered on this initiative.

Scholarships will be awarded through a blind drawing of applicants’ names and will be awarded for any post-secondary training which an applicant has been accepted. There is no required GPA, letter of recommendation or essay for the scholarships. Applications for the Crusader Community Health scholarship can be obtained from Linda Niemiec, CFRE, Vice President Development at Applications for RPS graduates can be obtained from Kim Durham, Administrative Assistant for theFranaGroup, at Deadlline for applications is April 18, 2018. Recipients or family members of recipients must be present on May 16, 2018 to receive the award.

“We are honored to provide scholarships to local students to continue their education, whether their plans take them to college or through other post-secondary training,” said John Frana, president of theFranaGroup. “Our goal is to make a small impact on these young individuals’ lives as they begin their journey into a chosen career.”

theFranaGroup specializes in supporting Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) before application, throughout the application process and after funding designation; presenting best practices at conferences for Health Centers, healthcare administrators and others involved directly in providing for the health of communities around the nation.

The Crusader Community Health Foundation is established as a not for profit Illinois corporation to raise funds to support the work of Crusader Community Health in providing high-quality, cost effective, accessible healthcare for those who have limited access to primary healthcare services.

About theFranaGroup

theFranaGroup, founded in 1999, has had 39 FQHCs established for clients in eight states. theFranaGroup provides a wide array of services tailored to Community Health Center operations and strategy, both before and after funding. With a proven track record of success, theFranaGroup offers a variety of services to achieve and maintain FQHC status including grant writing, strategic planning, management consulting and Board and staff development. The firm has helped clients earn more than $1 billion in direct funding and enhanced billing capabilities. In 2016 alone, theFranaGroup client clinics sreved more than 585,000 unduplicated patients with over 1,750,000 patient visits. As a result, these healthcare facilities better served their communities and improved the overall access and quality of health services provided to the most at-risk populations.