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MNE expands scholarships for working healthcare professionals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus has established new partnerships with UPMC Hamot and the Erie County Department of Health to provide scholarships to working healthcare professionals looking to advance their education. 

Thanks to the Allied Health Partnership Grant, their employees are now eligible for $500 per semester to pursue a degree at Mercyhurst North East. Saint Vincent Health System employees are also eligible; the hospital was the first to sign on to the Allied Health Partnership Grant program earlier this year.

Those who work for an Allied Health Partner Employer can apply the scholarship toward any of the allied health programs at the North East campus, including the licensed professional nurse (LPN) certificate program; the LPN to RN bridge program; the associate of science in nursing program; the RN to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program; and associate degree programs in medical laboratory technician, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant and respiratory therapist.

The Allied Health Partnership Grant helps make higher education a reality for hardworking healthcare professionals, says Travis Lindahl, associate vice president for enrollment management.

“Providing an accessible, affordable education is an integral part of the Mercyhurst North East mission,” Lindahl said. “The university is pleased to expand the reach of this scholarship to employees of UPMC Hamot and the Erie County Department of Health.”

The university is still welcoming employers to sign on as Allied Health Partner Employers. For more information on the Allied Health Partnership Grant or other financial aid initiatives at Mercyhurst North East, call 814-725-6217.