State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) announced more than $174,000 in grants for four local schools from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation's (PHEF) Nursing Education Grant Program for the 2010-11 academic year.
The grants are primarily used for the creation and retention of new nursing students and were awarded as follows:
*Lehigh Carbon Community College-$34,718
*Northampton Community College-$71,607
*Saint Margaret Hospital School of Nursing-UPMC-$31,246