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Alderson Broaddus University distributes CARES Act funds directly to students

PHILIPPI, W.Va.—June 11, 2020—Alderson Broaddus (AB) University is pleased that Congress is supporting higher education in the face of COVID-19, including its establishment of the $14 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Alderson Broaddus University received $563,337 in grant funding from the CARES Act to provide support for students. The amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students totals $563,640.

A total of 616 students met the eligibility criteria required by the U.S. Department of Education and were awarded emergency grants of $915 for the Spring 2020 semester to assist with need due to COVID-19’s disruption to campus. Funds were issued on May 20 to eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Alderson Broaddus is fully engaged in responding to COVID-19 while remaining committed to its mission of providing the highest quality education and preparing students to fulfill their roles in a diverse society. We are consistently and continuously reviewing guidance from the U. S. Department of Education, West Virginia Higher Education agencies, and other officials and consultants to create a fair and equitable plan for all.

About Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University is an independent institution of higher learning, committed to serving the region as an academic, cultural, and religious resource, with programs based on a liberal arts foundation. 

The mission of AB is to provide students with the highest quality education, striving to prepare students to succeed in their chosen disciplines and to fulfill their roles in a diverse society as well-rounded and responsible citizens.

Since its founding in 1871, AB has been a leader and innovator in higher education, with accolades in the health and natural sciences. Alderson Broaddus University stands out as one of the most innovative health education providers in Appalachia, pioneering the nation’s first baccalaureate physician assistant program of its kind in 1968, a post-baccalaureate physician assistant master’s degree program in 1993, and West Virginia’s first four-year Nursing program in 1945.

AB is located on a historic hilltop in Barbour County in Philippi, West Virginia. The University is rooted in historic and continuing relationships with the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. and the West Virginia Baptist Convention.

For more information about AB, visit www.ab.edu.

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