Touro University Nevada gets federal grant for student scholarships

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Touro University Nevada introduced Tuesday it’s going to obtained a $3.25 million federal grant to offer scholarships for first- and second-year doctor assistant college students who display monetary want.

The personal college in Henderson was awarded the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students grant funding over 5 years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The grant goals to spice up the variety of doctor assistants who work in underserved communities, Touro stated in a information launch.

The college will get $650,000 yearly for 5 years. Money shall be used to offer 10 $35,000 scholarships to first-year doctor assistant college students and 10 $30,000 scholarships for second-year doctor assistant college students every year.

“Too often, economic circumstances and financial backgrounds dictate who can fulfill their dreams of earning a degree,” program Director and Professor Phil Tobin stated within the information launch. “With this scholarship, many of our students with financial need can focus on what matters most — the coursework needed to complete their Physician Assistant Studies degree. In turn, they can prepare themselves to join a profession growing in demand, particularly in underserved communities — truly coming full circle with the goal of this grant.”

Grant recipient Jennifer Zhu, a Las Vegas native, stated she plans to pursue a career in household drugs. “Having this grant will allow me to have additional resources that will help me broaden my clinical skills and knowledge.”

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at [email protected] or 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton on Twitter.