CCBC awarded $213,000 grant by the Stulman Foundation to support scholarships for nursing assistant students

Apr 29, 2020 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4468 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Baltimore County, Md.—Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce it has recently received a three-year, $213,237 grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation to support scholarships for Continuing Education students pursuing a Certified Nursing Assistant or Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certificate.

The goal of CCBC’s three-year Stulman GNA Scholars Initiative is to meet workforce demands of the health care industry and improve access to college for low-income students by focusing on scholarship funding for nursing assistant students. The grant also supports a part-time retention coordinator to provide individual support to help students successfully navigate classes and requirements needed to gain internships and employment.

This funding will allow CCBC to increase access to higher education for students who could not otherwise afford the cost of tuition and who are seeking a career path that doesn’t require a degree. It also provides an accelerated path to employment for students, whether they are just out of high school or want to make a career transition.

The Stulman GNA Scholars Initiative will be open to both Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents who wish to complete the Nursing Assistant program, which is two months long.   

“We are very thankful to the Stulman Foundation for this generous grant to benefit our nursing assistant students,” said Steve Jurch, assistant dean of Health and Business Services at CCBC. “This grant will enable CCBC to not only play a proactive role in meeting industry demand for healthcare workers, but to also help strengthen the quality of life for the students we serve.” 

With 10,000 baby boomers in the United States turning 65 every day, the demand for health care professionals continues to rise. Seventy-five percent of Americans over 65 live with multiple chronic health conditions, ranging from diabetes to dementia. The Stulman GNA Scholars Initiative will address the increasing demand for CNAs and GNAs who support longer-living seniors and who are employed by hundreds of home-care agencies, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes across the region.
  

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About the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation was founded in 2001 and supports innovative work in the areas of mental health, health, and aging across Maryland.
  
About the Community College of Baltimore County (ccbcmd.edu)
Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 63,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers.

CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. CCBC is nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, among the nation’s top associate degree producers, and designated as a Military Times Best College 2018.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.