U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Bureau of Health Professionals, has awarded Morehead State University with $30,633 in scholarships for disadvantaged students. This award will help low-income individuals pursue education in the nursing and health care fields.
“Helping students achieve their educational goals is an utmost priority,” said Rogers. “I am glad to see that Morehead State University will be better equipped to help individuals on their path to become nurses and health care professionals. There are many students who face the added pressure of financial difficulties in these challenging economic times, so it refreshing to know that these funds will go directly to students who are in financial need.”
HHS’ Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program provides scholarships to full-time, low income students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Participating schools, such as Morehead State University, are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients and making reasonable determinations of need.
Rogers serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Through this role, Rogers supports important initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.