Harkin Announces More Than $825,000 for Nurse Faculty and Disadvantaged Students at Iowa Colleges and Universities Print
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Written by Harkin Press Office   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:31

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), today announced that several Iowa colleges and universities will receive a total $825,750 for the creation and continuation of programs that support nurse faculty and disadvantaged students.  The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“Investing in Iowa’s colleges and universities means investing in the future of our state and its residents,” said Harkin.  “Education is a major rung in the ladder of opportunity and with this funding, we strengthen that opportunity.  In addition, Iowa has some of the strongest health training programs and best health professionals in the country, and by making further investments in educating Iowa’s healthcare workforce we will keep our state a leader for generations to come.”

Harkin is Chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds HHS.  He is also Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

The funding is as follows:


Allen College, Waterloo
$31,278.00 in new funding through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
$17,733.00 in continued funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

St. Ambrose, Davenport
$408,404.00 in new funding through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

University of Iowa
$98,566.00 in new funding through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
$131,540.00 in continued funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

Indian Hills Community College
$81,744.00 in new funding through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

Clarke College, Dubuque
$56,485.00 in continued funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.