Texas Tech’s School of Nursing has been awarded sizable scholarships from a foundation yet again.

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s School of Nursing has received funding to award scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Five scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to students entering the School of Nursing’s accelerated one-year Second Degree BSN degree track for the 2010-2011 school year.

To date, the program has supported 55 students at the HSC School of Nursing with a total of $550,000. This is the fourth year in a row that the school has been awarded this funding.

The School of Nursing has also ranked nationally in conferring degrees on Hispanics.

The school ranked 5th out of 15 schools conferring the most bachelor’s degrees in nursing for Hispanic Graduates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

In 2011, 82 out of 511 graduates from the TTUHSC School of Nursing were Hispanic.