Calhoun Receives Scholarship Money for Nursing Students


Calhoun Community College has received notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of funding for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program.  The College will receive a total of $500,000 over a 4-year period to fund scholarships for eligible students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

According to Dr. Debi Hendershot, dean for Calhoun’s Planning, Research and Grants Department, the only requirements for students to be eligible is that they must have a documented unmet need which is determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); be from a disadvantaged background; and be enrolled in the college’s Associate Degree nursing program as a full-time student. 

“We are extremely pleased to once again be selected as a recipient of the SDS grant,” commented Hendershot.  “This additional support for our Nursing students is a definite ‘shot in the arm’ as they pursue their degree,” Hendershot added.  Calhoun has received funding from the SDS program since 2005.

The scholarships will be awarded to full-time Associate Degree Nursing students for the Fall and Spring semesters.  The amount each eligible student will receive varies depending on the documented unmet financial need.  Based on the grant requirements, students enrolled in the college’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program are not eligible.

For more information, please contact Dr. Debi Hendershot (256) 306.2581.

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