College Receives Scholarship Grant for Underrepresented, Disadvantaged Students

November 15, 2009

Allen College has received a $50,000 grant to fund scholarships for students from groups underrepresented in nursing and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will be awarded to students in the Allen College accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. The grant was awarded under the foundation’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded to students for the 2009-10 academic year.

“We are pleased to receive this grant,” said Allen College Chancellor Dr. Jerry Durham. “It will aid us in attracting an even more diverse student population by making our accelerated nursing program an option for a greater number of students.” Created in response to a growing need for nurses in Iowa and across the nation, Allen designed its accelerated nursing the programs for career changers who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field or outstanding students who have completed specified college coursework.

For more information on Allen College, call 319-226-2000 or visit www.allencollege.edu. Allen College has been offering nursing education since 1925 and became a degree-granting institution in 1989. In addition to BSN and MSN programs, the college offers an Associate of Science in Radiography program.

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