UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
The Department of Social Work and the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are committed to serving underserved populations. This is the fourth year in which UNC Charlotte's clinical social work students have received scholarship funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Scholarship funds are allocated to low-income, racially and ethnically diverse clinical social work graduate students who plan to obtain employment in the health and mental health care fields following graduation. Scholarship disbursements support eligible MSW students with costs of attendance and checks are deposited directly into student accounts for each semester. This is also the fourth year in which the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing has received HRSA SDS funding. SDS scholarships are awarded to students in the pre-licensure BSN program for whom the cost of attending college is a severe financial hardship. The total amount of the award is divided equally among the qualifying students with the scholarship monies being deposited into the students' University accounts. The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing expects that students will use the funds to off-set reasonable educational and living expenses. For both Social Work and Nursing, eligibility for the HRSA scholarship is based on matriculation status and/or academic good standing and financial need. Methods and standards used to determine the scholarship amount are based on the HRSA award and the number of eligible students.