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Metro Health Foundation awards $12,000 to Macomb Community College for nursing scholarships

– Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:00AM

The Metro Health Foundation, a private Detroit grant-making foundation, awarded a $12,000 grant to Macomb Community College for nursing student scholarships. Through the grant, Macomb will provide six scholarships of $2,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to full-time nursing students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and can demonstrate financial need. Over the past 21 years, the Metro Health Foundation has provided more than $188,000 to Macomb for nursing scholarships. 

“The Metro Health Foundation is a valued community partner helping ensure that talented and committed students are able to achieve their dream of being on the front lines of health care in Macomb County and Southeast Michigan,” said Christina Ayar, director, Macomb Community College Foundation.

To apply for the scholarship,  visit

The nursing program at Macomb Community College 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 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors 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,