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In honor of our founder, Barry Bortz, Carespring has established the Carespring Hero Scholarship Fund.

In 2016, Carespring lost its founder and visionary, Barry Bortz. Carespring was an extraordinarily special part of Barry’s life and the Carespring Caregivers held a special place in his heart.

One of Barry’s greatest gifts was his generosity.  Assisting Carespring team members with the gift of education was something he loved to do.  As well, growing nursing leaders by supporting local colleges of nursing was near to his heart.  The Carespring Hero Scholarship Fund has been created to assure that Barry’s charitable spirit lives on.

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Form explaining the eligibility, requirements, awards and deadline of Carespring Hero scholarship fund

Other Local Education Partners and Scholarships

There are many great schools in the area that we partner with to assist our Team Members in furthering their education.

We have scholarships available to Team Members at a few local colleges.

UC Blue Ash – Nursing Program

Elinor L. Willet, RN/Carespring Health Care Management Scholarship ($6,000)

One $6,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments for the academic year. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and  maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Elinor L. Willet, R.N./Carespring Health Care Management  Scholarship is awarded annually to one sophomore student  in clinical nursing coursework. The scholarship was created in honor of the late Elinor L. Willet, R.N., mother of the late Barry Bortz, and founder of Carespring Health Care Management.

The criteria for this scholarship are:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Nursing program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, in clinical nursing at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which  the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • The recommendation letter provided with your application must come from a Clinical Nursing professor.

Apply online at

Christ College of Nursing Scholarship

Carespring Health Care “Elinor “Mickey” McFarland Fund”.

Students who complete a general scholarship application will need to meet the admission requirements of the College and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.  Students will need to maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester to receive funding for the semester.  Preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to those students who meet the aforementioned criteria and are employees of Carespring Health Care.

The number and amount of scholarships will be determined by the Financial Aid Office dependent on available funds each year.

Students can apply online here!

We are also familiar with other local nursing programs. Check out the information on these partners below!

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Carespring infographic on Nursing school expaining the program types, length of program, cost, scholarship, and recruitment