NEWS BRIEF: Morehouse med students get windfall for the holidays

’CARE’ for Morehouse med students

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Students at the Morehouse School of Medicine are getting a nice big Christmas present this year. President Valerie Montgomery Rice sent the 750 undergraduates an email on Wednesday saying they would each receive $6,300 by Dec. 15 to pay for expenses related to their education. “I am happy to announce that Morehouse School of Medicine will provide a financial gift of $6,300 to assist each of our currently enrolled, degree-seeking students with additional academic, financial, and mental health support costs such as childcare, food, transportation, housing, and healthcare needs,” she wrote. The funds come from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020; among its provisions was the $14 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to assist universities and their students. wsbtv.com