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TWU receives $700,000 in federal HRSA grants for nursing scholarships


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University has received more than $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help economically disadvantaged students pursue a degree in nursing.

HRSA’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program has awarded TWU $609,635 for scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a nursing degree. The program also has awarded the university $93,790 for graduate students who are pursuing a nursing degree.

This is the second year of funding for the grant.

The application process for spring 2014 will be posted at in September. The application process for fall 2013 HRSA scholarships has concluded.

For additional information regarding this funding, email the TWU Student Life Development Office at

The 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.

page updated 10/2/2014 10:58 AM