In light of the current pandemic and Florida Technical College’s mission to provide an education for students to contribute effectively to their community, FTC has created the Healthcare Heroes Scholarship to support those wishing to pursue a career in healthcare.
FLORIDA, Apr. 2020 – Florida Technical College (FTC) announced that it has created a Healthcare Heroes Scholarship, a scholarship dedicated to eligible students enrolling in any of its Allied Health programs. The scholarship is available to all FTC campuses throughout the state.
The Healthcare Heroes Scholarship offers a new incentive for students considering pursuing a career in the field of healthcare. The Allied Health program offers an opportunity for students enrolled in courses from a diploma to a bachelor’s degree, to gain experience and skillsets for a variety of roles, including administrative, clinical, and management.
“This pandemic has further emphasized the importance of our frontline healthcare workers and the essential role they play in our community,” said Florida Technical College President, Dr. James Michael Burkett. “FTC has created this scholarship to encourage members of our community who may have been on the fence in deciding to pursue a healthcare career and, hopefully, in light of the current situation, motivate them to make a difference.”
The Allied Health program is offered throughout the state of Florida at the Orlando, Kissimmee, Lakeland, DeLand, Cutler Bay, and Pembroke Pines campuses. The program offers a Medical Assistant Technician Diploma, a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma, an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Management.
With over 2.5 million confirmed cases of the virus worldwide and over 27,000 in the state of Florida, now, more than ever we recognize the importance of our frontline workers. The medical industry was already facing a global shortage in medical professionals, and the pandemic has simply brought light to that situation. FTC students interested in Allied Health programs are encouraged to apply for the scholarship to assist with alleviating any financial concern in enrolling.
To qualify for the Healthcare Heroes Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in one of FTC’s Allied Health Programs with a start date of May 4, 2020
- Remain continuously enrolled in that diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree program until completion
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Be current on all financial obligations to FTC
To request more information, please visit: heroes.ftccollege.edu. All completed applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Department prior to the start of the program. The awardees will receive up to $7,200 for bachelor’s degrees, up to $3,600 for associate’s degrees, and up to $1,800 for diploma programs. Scholarship funds will be awarded in the form of a retroactive disbursement of $600 per term, up to the maximum amount awarded, not to exceed the amount of tuition and fees that were to be financed by debt and charged to the student for the applicable program, after first applying for any other financial assistance.
About Florida Technical College: Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, Florida Technical College is an academic unit of National University College (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. MSCHE is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. FTC offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, construction trades, computer networking, culinary arts, and cosmetology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Tampa, DeLand, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay. Program availability varies by campus.