U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Loma Linda University Health has received $450,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

The program promotes diversity among health care professionals by providing financial aid to financially disadvantaged students.

“These funds will enable us to help a number of students complete their education and enter the healthcare field,” said Loma Linda University Health President Richard Hart.