Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

Begin here - Request Info

If you are a TANF recipient or qualify as low income under federal guidelines and are interested in a health care career, you may be eligible to attend Gateway Community and Technical College under a special federal grant.

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) offers financial assistance as well as student support for low income and TANF recipients to help you successfully complete a credential that will help you find a job in a growing healthcare occupation where median wages can range from $23,000 to nearly $30,000 a year.

If you qualify, you may receive financial assistance for tuition reimbursement, textbooks, state testing fees, transportation reimbursement, and/or child care reimbursement, depending on the program you choose.

You must be interested in an Allied Health eligible major and eligible for a PELL grant, receive TANF/KTAP assistance, or have a household income at or below 150% of the poverty level.

You cannot have a felony conviction, and you must be enrolled at Gateway and be in good academic standing.

Eligible Majors 
Medicaid Nurse Aide
Medical Assisting
Medical Records Coding (HIT)
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Human Services
Health Information Technology
Pharmacy Technician
Massage Therapy

Learn more about these majors

Campus Locations: 
Two Rivers Building
Highland Heights (EMT only)

Contact Us
Michele Schwendenmann

Mary Pat Behler

Check out our videos
Allied Health Commercial
Our Allied Health Students
HPOG:A Day in the Life
Health Care Careers Commercial 

This document was supported by Grant 90FX0008 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program is a demonstration project funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The primary goals of this project are to: 1) provide education and training to low-income individuals for occupations in healthcare that pay well; and 2) learn what kinds of education and training programs work. In order to learn what works, we are going to evaluate the difference in student success between those students receiving services provided by HPOG and those provided by the college. Eligible students will be assigned by lottery to either the HPOG group or the college group. Those selected in the college group will receive services provided by the college but will not receive services from the HPOG program.