Hoeven Announces $640,000 in Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Pursuing Health Care, Nursing Degrees at UND

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded a total of $640,000 to the University of North Dakota to provides scholarships to disadvantaged students pursing a degree in health care, nursing and other health professions.

“As North Dakota continues to grow, so does our need for skilled nurses and other health care professionals,” Hoeven said. “These scholarships will not only help young disadvantaged students get a good education, but also help to meet our state’s growing need for more health care professionals.”

North Dakota will have 4,430 registered nurse openings by 2020, according to a recent report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committees, has been working to improve health care services in North Dakota.