Tuition-Free Education for Healthcare Professionals | Lackawanna College


Tuition-Free Education for Healthcare Professionals

Lackawanna College and Allied Services Partnership

Lackawanna College is proud to expand its partnership with Allied Services to provide employees with an opportunity to attend college tuition-free. Allied Services is one of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s largest non-profit healthcare systems, providing healthcare and human services for northeastern Pennsylvanians with disabilities and chronic illness. For more than 60 years, Allied Services has worked to advance the health, independence and life quality of individuals in the region.

This latest partnership enhances Allied Services’ existing tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement programs for employees. In 2021, Allied Services and Lackawanna College announced a new nursing scholarship to provide full tuition for eligible students in Lackawanna College’s nursing associate degree program.

“The need for trained healthcare professionals in our area continues to grow. Our evolving partnership with Allied Services enhances the quality of our area’s healthcare services by filling in-demand positions with a skilled workforce. Opportunities like this make college affordable and accessible – a great equalizer for families and our communities.”
— Dr. Jill Murray, Lackawanna College President


The program is open to all Allied Services employees who meet the minimum criteria:

  • Must be a full or part-time benefit-eligible employee.
  • Must be actively employed by Allied Services at the beginning and end of the semester.
  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or associate degree at Lackawanna College’s main campus, online or one of five satellite centers.
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better for the semester.

Scholarships will be awarded in Fall and/or Spring Semesters only. Discounted sessions (Winter and Summer) are not eligible. The Lackawanna College Associate of Science in Nursing degree is not eligible for this program. The value of the scholarship will differ based on enrollment status (full-time vs. part-time).

Click here to learn more about eligibility for the program!

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