TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2005
CONTACT: Suzanna Martinez, suzanna.martinez@ttuhsc.edu or Lindsay Davis, lindsay.davis@ttuhsc.edu


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.