To support local students in their pursuit of careers in health care, InterAct for Change recently awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships.
Five students received $2,000 nursing scholarships. Applicants were selected based on academic performance, professional aspirations, compassion in caregiving, employment background, financial need and recommendations. Students are listed with their degree program and university.
Two students received $5,000 dental hygiene program scholarships.
“Nurses and dental hygienists play important roles in our health care system,” said O’dell Moreno Owens, M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO of InterAct for Change. “They are often the first people patients encounter when getting care. Supporting their education will ensure that all people in our community can get the quality care they need to remain healthy.”
For more information about the nursing and dental hygiene scholarships, please visit the main nursing scholarships page or call Francie Wolgin at 513-458-6612.
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