Caregiver Incentive Project continues scholarship program

The nonprofit organization is now accepting applications from U.P. college students

MARQUETTE — Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP), the nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of the cared for by supporting caregivers, continues its scholarship program and is now accepting applications from U.P. college students. CIP will award various scholarships of $500 and up to students working as caregivers. For every hour the student works as a caregiver, they will receive $1 of their scholarship from CIP. The scholarship program allows CIP to further its mission of incentivizing students to become or continue working as paid in-home caregivers within the existing systems as they attend school.

“I am thrilled to continue our scholarship program and provide such a great opportunity for students attending college or university,” says Erik Bergh, program director at CIP. “It is our hope that we can encourage students to help us solve the shortage of quality in-home caregivers. With the ultimate goal of improving the lives of the cared for, we look forward to seeing the enthusiasm from students to be part of the solution.”

The scholarships are restricted to students enrolled in a U.P. college or university and it is not dependent on field of study. Applications and supporting documents are due to CIP by Jan. 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Recipients will be notified by Feb. 1, 2022 and the announcement will be made on National Caregiver Day on Feb. 18, 2022. Students can learn more and apply at www.the-cip.com.

These scholarships are made possible by a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan, a generous donation from David and Claudia Werner of Dexter, Mich., along with other donations.

Donations can also be made at www.the-cip.com. Videos of the inspiration and mission of the project are available on CIP’s YouTube Channel. More information is available on CIP’s website and Facebook Page.


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