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TWU receives $3 million in federal HRSA grants for nursing scholarships

10/26/12

DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — Texas Woman’s University will help more economically disadvantaged undergraduate and graduate students pursue a degree in nursing with $3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

HRSA’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program has given TWU $650,000 a year for four years to use for scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a nursing degree. The program also has awarded the university $100,000 a year for four years for scholarships for graduate students pursuing a nursing degree.

“These scholarships will provide financial assistance to many students wanting to enter or remain enrolled in our renowned nursing program, allowing these students to better serve the state of Texas and the nation as practicing nurses,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life.

This marks the third consecutive year TWU has been awarded HRSA grants for student scholarships. To date, TWU has received more than $4.8 million in HRSA grants for student scholarships.

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program was established through the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990 to increase diversity in the health professions and nursing workforce to ensure culturally effective care and reduce health disparities. The program provides grants to eligible health professions and nursing schools for use in awarding scholarships to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

More information on how students can apply for these scholarships will be posted on the TWU College of Nursing site at www.twu.edu/nursing beginning March 4, 2013. For additional information regarding this funding, contact the TWU Student Life Development Office at (940) 898-3861.

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