Grant Attracts Underpriviledged Students to Nursing Careers
Rogers High School students, interested in nursing careers, are spending their Saturday mornings in the classroom. And they’re getting paid to do it.
The students are learning how to search medical databases and find medical studies at the WSU Spokane Nursing Building.
The class is funded by an $894,550, three-year workforce diversity grant from the federal Heath Resources Service Administration. Each student who attends 8 half-day Saturday sessions this spring, and a two-week summer camp on the WSU Pullman campus, will get a $500 dollar stipend. There are also $4,000 tuition stipends up for grabs.
Rogers was deemed a disadvantaged school in part because of low SAT scores, and high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.