Tuition aid helps those in need

Tuition aid helps those in need

Journal, Martinsburg, W.Va.: Ensuring residents of rural areas have access to health care is an enormous challenge in our state. A new program at West Virginia University may help.

Studies involving the well-being of children often rank West Virginia well down the list of states concerning dental health. That is despite efforts by many dentists to provide low-cost or even free care for children who need it.

WVU’s program will use federal money to provide incentives to dentistry students to practice in the state after they graduate. Five students can receive as much as $50,000 to help defray the cost of medical school if they agree to practice for at least two years in “areas of great need.”

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