WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that 12 Ohio institutions have been awarded $295,267 in funds through a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aimed at expanding the training of health care professionals in Ohio. These federal funds, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, were allocated through the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
“These funds will address our nation’s shortage of health care professionals while generating economic activity in Ohio,” Brown said. “This investment will allow Ohio institutions to attract talented health care workers to meet our state’s needs.”
The funds will be used to support health professional education programs, including scholarships for disadvantaged students that commit to working in underserved areas.
The list of colleges and universities that would receive funds can be found below.
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Cuyahoga $18,896
Lorain County Community College Elyria Lorain $7,042
Medcentral College of Nursing Mansfield Richland $52,111
Northeastern Ohio Universities Rootstown Portage $36,215
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Toledo Lucas $14,436
Ohio Northern University Ada Hardin $24,144
Ohio University Athens Athens $8,048
College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati Hamilton $4,287
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati Hamilton $31,184
Wright State University Dayton Montgomery $10,060
Ohio State University Columbus Franklin $64,482
Ohio State University
Research Foundation Columbus Franklin $24,362