WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $131,265 in federal funds has been awarded to The Ohio State University by the United States Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program to increase the number of Ph.D. students at the Ohio State University College of Nursing.
"Investing in students' education today will provide our nation with the skilled workforce needed for the 21st century economy," said Brown, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee. "These funds will provide exemplary graduate students with the opportunity to pursue their careers while fulfilling a national need."
The GAANN program provides fellowships through academic departments and college programs to assist outstanding graduate students in need of financial assistance pursue the highest degree available in their course of study at the institution in fields designated as an area of national need.
Later this month, Brown will hold the third annual Ohio College and University President's Conference with more than 50 presidents from colleges and universities across Ohio. The 2009 conference focused on educational priorities, strategies to forge state-wide partnerships, and initiatives to maximize federal investments, including economic recovery funding.