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UPMC Altoona Foundation Provides Grants To Qualifying Patient Care Technician Students

Posted October 26, 2021 at 9:38 am

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation and UPMC Altoona Foundation have partnered to offer grants to Patient Care Technician students enrolling in the spring 2022 semester totaling $5,000.

To be eligible for this grant, students must have:

  • Completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled in the Patient Care Technician Certificate program.
  • Preference is given to Blair County residents or students attending the Blair Center.

“I want to thank the UPMC Altoona Foundation for supporting our Patient Care Technician students,” stated Chris Farrell, Director of the Penn Highlands Community College Blair Center. “This certificate is an excellent way for someone to get established in the healthcare field. It is a four-month program that is packed with essential training, including basic patient care, phlebotomy, infectious disease control, and many other skills currently in demand.”

To qualify for the grant, students need to register for the spring 2022 semester and enroll in the Patient Care Technician program. Priority will be given to students that exhibit financial need as indicated by their completed FAFSA and any remaining tuition and fees balance.

For more information on PCT grant eligibility, please contact the Penn Highlands Community College Blair Center at 814.201.2700 or blair@pennhighlands.edu. Enrollment for the Spring 2022 semester is currently underway.