Eastern Michigan University has formed a partnership with Henry Ford College that will offer a tuition-free, 4-year degree program to frontline workers.
EMU will offer scholarships to frontline workers who complete associate degrees at Henry Ford College and want to continue their education to earn bachelor's degrees. EMU President James Smith says students must be eligible for federal Pell Grants to have their tuition fully covered. However, those who are not eligible for Pell Grants will receive $5,000 scholarships.
President James Smith: The intention is to say, we as an Eastern Michigan University community want to give back to those people who gave of themselves, and continue to give of themselves, during the worst pandemic in 100 years.
Eastern will use scholarship funds already approved by the Board of Regents for the upcoming year to pay for the scholarships. They’re expected to award scholarships to about 350 students, which include nursing assistants and grocery store workers. For information on how to apply for the scholarships, click here.
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