Calhoun Community College Receives $500,000 For Disadvantaged Nursing Students

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Calhoun Community College has received $500,000 to benefit disadvantaged students in the nursing program.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designated for Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program. According to Calhoun, the college will receive a total of $500,000 over a four-year period to fund scholarships for eligible students enrolled in the associate degree nursing program.

According to Dr. Debi Hendershot, dean for Calhoun's Planning, Research and Grants Department, the only requirements for students to be eligible is that they must have a documented unmet need which is determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); be from a disadvantaged background; and be enrolled in the college's Associate Degree nursing program as a full-time student.

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