Nursing receives scholarship funding for students

The College of Nursing has received a $119,000 grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to help alleviate the state’s health professional shortage. The funds are part of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program and will be awarded to students for the 2008-2009 academic year.

This federal program provides scholarships to nursing, nutrition and dietetics students who are either educationally disadvantaged, such as graduating from a rural, under served high school, being the family's first college graduate and/or financially disadvantaged.

“These awards come late in the summer, just as students are grappling with the looming costs of going to school,” notes Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “For some students, it makes the difference in whether or not they can stay in school. We are very excited about this critical financial support for our students.”

The College of Nursing also received funding from this program in 2007.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, College of Nursing,, 701-777-4526