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Macomb Community College receives $12,000 Metro Health Foundation grant supporting nursing scholarships

– Monday, June 4, 2018 2:00PM

The Metro Health Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to Macomb Community College for nursing student scholarships. With the Metro Health Foundation grant, Macomb will be able to provide six $2,000 scholarships to full-time nursing students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and can demonstrate financial need. Over the past 20 years, the Metro Health Foundation has provided more than $176,000 to the college for nursing scholarships.

“This grant helps us remove financial barriers that can get in the way of dedicated and caring nursing students pursuing their dream of providing superior patient care in our community,” said Christina Ayar, director, Macomb Community College Foundation. “As a long-term partner with Macomb, the Metro Health Foundation is making a tangible positive difference in these student’s lives and to the health care profession as a whole.”

The nursing program at Macomb Community College, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination and a career as a registered nurse. General education courses are reinforced with direct clinical experience in a hospital or other clinical setting. Coursework introduces students to both theory and patient-centered practice and explores a variety of nursing specialties.

For more information on Macomb’s nursing program, call 586.286.2074.

About Metro Health Foundation

Metro Health Foundation is a private Detroit grant-making foundation supporting Michigan organizations in health care and health-related fields.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271,