Sunshine Health Works Scholarship

In partnership with Sunshine Health, the HCC Foundation is offering the Sunshine Health Works Scholarship to assist individuals seeking to become a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide educational opportunities in entry-level medical disciplines that result in nationally accredited certifications and job placement assistance.

Please only complete the application if you meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicant must be a Florida resident, 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have the ability to cover 10% of the current tuition rate for the selected course, attest interest to work in the healthcare field, and attest the need of financial support to cover remaining tuition for the approved course. Also, a background check is required for clinical rotation.

The Sunshine Health Works Scholarship Program covers 90% of the cost associated with the approved courses below. Therefore, the student must pay 10% of tuition. Funds from the program must be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, examination, books, and materials.


– COMPLETE ONE APPLICATION ONLY. If adjustments are needed to your existing application, please call 813.259.6010 or email

– Only one scholarship may be approved per individual.

Job placement assistance will be provided to all successful students, however, HCC cannot guarantee full-time employment.

Steps To Apply:

  1. Complete the Application (SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION)
  2. Receive Approval from the HCC Foundation (within 2 – 3 business days)
  3. Receive Award Notification and Registration Instructions
  4. Register for the Approved Course

Courses fill up quickly, so don’t delay.

Healthcare Approved Course

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with Home Health Aide (HHA)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient (acute care setting) or resident (long-term care setting) or an individual in a home health setting. It prepares students to function in the role of nursing assistant under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN).  The course includes 84 hours of lecture and skills training with the option to attend 40 hours of clinical experience in a hospital or nursing home ($200 separate fee).  Once students complete the CNA program, they will be able to challenge the CNA licensing exam in the state of Florida and immediately work as a Home Health Aide and/or Patient Care Attendant in any Medicare-approved center.

Total Hours: 84
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CNA Education & Career Pathway PDF Flyer


Sunshine Health Works Scholarship PDF Flyer


Sunshine Health Works Scholarship Press Release

Sunshine Health is a managed care plan with a Florida Medicaid contract. For more information contact the Managed Care Plan.