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TWU awarded $900,000 in federal grants for scholarships


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will use $900,000 in federal grant money to help economically disadvantaged students pursue degrees in nursing and occupational therapy.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded TWU the funds through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program, with $664,350 to provide scholarships to undergraduate nursing students and $235,650 for students in occupational therapy. The funding was awarded through the Public Health Services Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“These scholarships will provide access to TWU’s outstanding nursing and occupational therapy programs for students from diverse backgrounds who will serve the citizens of Texas as nurses and occupational therapists,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life.

For more information regarding the scholarships, contact the TWU Student Life Office at (940) 898-3615 or download the 2010/2011 HRSA Scholarship Application for Nursing and O.T. (PDF)

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.

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page updated 11/12/2015 5:12 PM