HARRISBURG, Pa. – Future students in the noncredit Nurse Aide Program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, can apply for free tuition money, thanks to a grant award of $89,920. The HACC Foundation received the grant award from the Partnership for Better Health, a community foundation that supports sustainable solutions to health challenges.
The grant will provide scholarships for students in HACC’s noncredit Nurse Aide Program during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. Additionally, the grant will infuse $50,000 into a new Partnership for Better Health Scholarship Endowment for noncredit health careers programs.
The scholarship awards will empower students to complete the training they need to work in high-demand, family-sustaining healthcare jobs. Scholarship recipients must reside in the Partnership for Better Health’s service area, which includes parts of Adams, Cumberland and Perry counties.
As a result of the grant award, families will enjoy improved economic wellbeing, and healthcare providers will have access to a pool of highly qualified workers trained in their backyard.
Students practice newly learned skills in the Nurse Aide Program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
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About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. The HACC Foundation provides funding for student scholarships, innovative academic programs, state-of-the art training equipment and modernized facilities. To learn more about the HACC Foundation, please visit haccfoundation.org.