Grants and Projects
ENGAGE grant is a federally funded program to increase nursing workforce diversity through better understanding the effect of students’ background, goals, lifestyle, and social support on their level of persistence and post-graduation outcomes. Holistic admissions, faculty training to support diverse students, and $600,000 in student financial support are among the many student centered initiatives in this grant.
Enriching Nursing Representation to Impact Community Health (ENRICH) is a federally funded program to increase retention and graduation of full-time graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including student from racial and ethnic minority groups.
The ENRICH Program is funded through a 5-year (2020-2025) grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the amount of $3,250,000 to support tuition and school-related expenses of eligible graduate students.
The ENRICH Project scholarship grant will accomplish 4 major goals:
- To provide funds to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure their education and graduation.
- To increase diversity in nursing workforce.
- To increase the number nurses with a graduate level degree practicing in Medically Underserved Communities (MUCs) and/or Primary Care (PC) settings.
- To increase the enrollment and retention of full-time graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including racial and ethnic minority groups.