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Southern Oregon HOPE

Rogue Community College has been proud for the last 6 years to host the Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination (SOHOPE) grant, a program that has enabled and supported the educational goals of more than 780 community members. Without this opportunity, these students may not have been able to complete or even attempt to pursue higher education.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SOHOPE was one of fewer than 30 sites nationwide to receive a Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG). The program was designed to bridge the gap between the healthcare industry’s need for well-trained workers, and individuals with barriers to education including a lack of money for tuition and books.

SOHOPE participants have completed healthcare-focused occupational trainings that enable meaningful employment, higher wages, and a pathway to greater career accomplishments in the Rogue Valley and beyond.

The SOHOPE grant may be gone for now, but the staff at Rogue Community College remain committed to supporting students in their efforts to improve their lives and livelihoods. Opportunities remain for support and services that will help you get through school and thrive.

For help getting started, please contact Admissions & Recruitment at 541-956-7217.