TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
May 31, 2005
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May 31, 2005
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LUBBOCK—Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson announced on May 25 that the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center would receive a $507,268 grant from the Department of Health
and Human Services for scholarships for disadvantaged students.
“Every individual should have an opportunity to learn regardless of their financial
condition,” Sen. Hutchinson said. “I am pleased these funds will help Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center continue to provide a wide range of knowledge and expertise
in the area of health care.”
Expanded outreach to the rural and minority community has been a goal of the Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center since M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S., began serving
as president in June 2003. The grant will allow the Health Sciences Center to come
closer to the goal of serving the minority and rural communities.
“As an academic health sciences center geographically located in an area that is increasingly
Hispanic and predominantly rural, we must train professionals that reflect the population
of the community,” Dr. Wilson said.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides national leadership, resources
and services to improve the quality of health care for all Americans.