Foundation fund

Sugar Land Health Care Center awards scholarships to 35 San Jacinto nursing students

The Sugar Land Health Care Center has awarded the San Jacinto College Foundation $17,500 to fund scholarships for 35 students currently enrolled in San Jacinto College’s nursing program, the nursing home said in a recent statement.

Recipients were selected from a pool of applicants based on their qualifications, GPA, financial need, and responses to personal statements.

“These students are paving the way for the next generation of healthcare heroes,” said David Holt, administrator of the Sugar Land Health Care Center. “With the national nursing shortage and growing need for health care, communities of seniors depend on dedicated students like these, and we are honored to help educate them.

Interested San Jacinto College students applied through the foundation’s online scholarship management portal. After completing a general scholarship application, students are matched with opportunities for which they are qualified.

The Sugar Land Health Care Scholarship Fund supports students pursuing a nursing certificate or degree. Supported programs include Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program, LVN to DNA Transition (RN) Program, and Vocational Nurse Level 2 Certificate Program.

Scholarship recipient Lissette C., a second-tier nursing student pursuing an ADN, said she was one step closer to her goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

“I am a first generation student; therefore, I am very motivated to become a better version of myself for my parents and myself,” she said. “The financial aid will be a great help to pay my education costs, allowing me to devote more time to my studies.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities at San Jacinto College, visit sjcd.academicworks.com.

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