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Click the Word Doc icon to download the Employee Caring Fund Deduction Form.

What is the CGH Employee Caring Fund?

The CGH Employee Caring Fund is an employee-to-employee program, 100% funded by employee contributions. Employee contributions enable the program to fund scholarships for CGH employees and send a thoughtful token to a fellow CGH employee in the event of a birth/adoption of a child, hospitalization, death of an immediate family member, or a personal catastrophe. During the recent pandemic, the CGH Employee Caring Fund was able to partner with the CGH Health Foundation to give more than $22,000 in COVID relief to CGH employees.


How do I join?

Employee members contribute to the Caring Fund via biweekly payroll deduction. If you would like join the Caring Fund or are a current member interested in increasing your contribution, please download and fill out the form above by clicking the Word document icon and send to Kim Vandermyde in Accounting.

CGH Employee Caring Fund Scholarship

The CGH Caring Fund Scholarship was created in 2014 by the CGH Caring Fund Committee and is funded 100% through CGH Medical Center employee contributions. 
The scholarships are for any CGH Medical Center employees who are continuing their education through trade school/college/university and is meant to support those who are pursuing careers in any field. Full- and part-time students may apply.
Four $500 scholarships are annually funded by the CGH Caring Fund, while two scholarships are awarded per semester.
(Note: For the 2020-2021 Spring Semester, 4 scholarships will be awarded as no fall scholarships were awarded in 2020.)
Go to Lifeline to download the Caring Fund Scholarship form

Criteria for Application:

  • Current full-time or part-time employee of CGH Medical Center or currently working on a PRN basis because of continuing education but has had full time status at CGH Medical Center in the last 12 months
  • Proof of acceptance in an accredited program
  • A brief profile of yourself emphasizing occupational goals (1 page or less)
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Short essay answering both of the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in seeking/building a career in your chosen field? 
    • How will receiving this scholarship help you?


  • Application must be submitted to:
    CGH Caring Fund, c/o Ashley Roux
    101 E. Miller Road, Sterling, IL 61081
  • Applications will be accepted once per semester.
    Fall semester deadline will be August 6. 
    Spring semester deadline will be December 1.
  • Monies will be disbursed directly to student at the start of each semester upon receipt of completed registration documentation.
  • Yearly re-application is necessary for consideration to receive award.
  • Proof of enrollment must be presented for each semester before the award will be disbursed to the school.
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