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Blue Cross of Northeastern PA Grants to Aid Nursing Students

Pennsylvania College of Technology received grants totaling more than $34,000 to award scholarships to students enrolled in its nursing majors.

As a result of a donation from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation awarded two Supplemental Nursing Education Grants to the college to aid retention of students who, for financial reasons, might not otherwise be able to continue their education.

A $29,927 grant was awarded to aid students pursuing degrees in nursing on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. The main campus offers four nursing majors: a practical nursing certificate, a registered nurse preparation associate degree, a bachelor of science in nursing and a bachelor of science in nursing completion major for already-licensed registered nurses.

A $4,385 grant was awarded to aid students enrolled in the practical nursing program at the college’s North Campus near Wellsboro. A new session for the program begins each January.

From these funds, the main campus and North Campus programs will award grants to eligible students from Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties whose other financial aid does not cover all schooling costs.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, and they may use the funds for any required college expense.

Nursing Education Grants offered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation help alleviate the state’s nursing shortage and prevent further decline in the workforce.

For information more about nursing and other academic programs offered by the School of Health Sciences at Penn College, visit online or call 570-327-4519.

To learn more about the practical nursing program at Penn College’s North Campus, visit on the Web or call 570-724-7703.

For general information about the college, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7562 or through its Web portal.

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