RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Dec. 15 Students interested in pursuing careers in health, science or mathematics-related fields can apply for a scholarship/loan through the North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM) for the 2009-10 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org.
The North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM) was established in 1945 to provide encouragement and financial assistance to qualified North Carolina residents pursuing degrees or other recognized credentials in selected health, science and mathematics programs.
HSM funds are awarded based on major, academic capabilities and financial need. Recipients must be legal residents of North Carolina for tuition purposes who have been accepted as full-time students in accredited associate, baccalaureate, or master's or doctoral programs leading to degrees in specified health, science or mathematics-related fields. Award amounts range from $3,000-$8,500 per year depending upon degree level.
Applications for the North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science and Mathematics (HSM) will be available online beginning December 20, 2008 and will be processed through April 30, 2010 or until all funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
The application is available at CFNC.org/HSM. For more information visit the website or contact the NCSEAA at 1-800-700-1775, ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding college planning, career information and other scholarship opportunities, contact College Foundation of North Carolina toll free at 1-866-866-CFNC or CFNC.org.
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
SOURCE College Foundation, Inc.