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College Receives Grant to Provide Practical Nursing Scholarships


Pennsylvania College of Technology received funding to offer tuition scholarships to disadvantaged students pursuing practical nursing certificates.

The $6,521 grant was provided by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Inc. as part of its LPN Student Assistance Program.

PHEF, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers, created the program to provide a new source of financial support for disadvantaged students pursuing a degree or certificate in practical nursing from a Pennsylvania nursing school.

“This important funding will offer a number of very deserving individuals a much-needed boost toward becoming excellent contributors to our health-care system,” said Sharon G. Auker, director of nursing at Penn College.

According to program materials, the intent of these tuition scholarships is to encourage additional students to pursue a degree or certificate in nursing, targeting students who may come from a background that is not favorable to pursuing such an education and who may lack the academic courses needed to enroll in such a program.

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

For general information about the college, visit on the Web , 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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