AASU awarded funds for disadvantaged students

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) –Students at Armstrong Atlantic University will be given a boost in completing selected programs, thanks to government awarded funds.

The Armstrong Atlantic State University College of Health Professions has been awarded $494,686 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

The funds, allocated through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program, will benefit Armstrong students with financial need who are enrolled in selected health professions and nursing programs – Programs include: communication sciences and disorders, health administration and public health.

"These scholarships will benefit students across the College of Health Professions and are not limited to a single department," said Dr. Shelley Conroy, dean of the College of Health Professions, in a press release. "In addition, they will provide support for students both in undergraduate and graduate programs, and allow them to focus on their academic and graduation requirements."

The scholarships can cover tuition, books and other education-related expenses.

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