EDUCATION FUNDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society (GSS) recognizes that our staff members are our most valuable resources. Through our educational fund programs, the Society has an opportunity to invest in our staff members' continued education. Desired outcomes for this investment include:
**Attract, recruit and retain employees
**Develop and engage employees
**Sustain effective performance
**Achieve higher levels of employee satisfaction, engagement and loyalty
**Encourage opportunities for succession planning
**Enhance employees' sense of well-being

We also recognize that employees who challenge themselves to grow and develop through educational opportunities are making an investment in their future with their time, energy and finances. We encourage employees to reach toward their potential in this way, and to commit to joining us in carrying out our mission, to share God's love in word and deed.

Staff Education Loan or Scholarship
Good Samaritan Society centers in any state may provide loans or scholarships to employees for education purposes. Availability may vary by center. The Society employee must first contact his or her administrator to discuss eligibility. See the section below titled Scholarship and Loan Documents for directions to locate the policy/procedure documents and accompanying forms.


The Hoeger Scholarship and Loan Program was established by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation in 2001 to provide support for employees who are pursuing an education in nursing. In partnership with the employee's center, this program may provide up to two-thirds the cost to earn a nursing degree for eligible employees.

In 2013, this program was expanded to include employees who are seeking a nursing degree:
**At any undergraduate level (LPN, RN, BSN)
**From one degree level to another
**At any regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
**In any state where the Society has a presence
**Within all services lines of our organization, including Rehab/Skilled, Senior Living, HCBS and National Campus

The Society employee must first contact his or her supervisor to discuss eligibility. If approved, the employing location will pay one-third the cost of tuition, fees and books each semester as a loan or a scholarship, the Good Samaritan Foundation will pay up to one-third the cost of tuition, fees and books each semester (maximum of $800), and the employee is responsible for the remaining balance.

Scholarship and Loan Documents
The policy/procedure documents for these programs are available on the Good Samaritan Society Web Portal, Publications & Documents button, Manuals button, Learning and Development Manual link, in the section titled, "Academic and Tuition Assistance Resources."

Application forms, agreement forms, and other supporting documents are available on the Good Samaritan Society Web Portal, Publications & Documents button, Society Forms button.

Employees can request a list of external nursing scholarships or loan programs by contacting learn@good-sam.com.

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