The COVID-19 pandemic had financial impacts on many throughout Michigan in 2020. Among them include students pursuing post-secondary education. Many have been faced with new challenges on how to provide for themselves and their families while maintaining their status as a student during a global pandemic. The CARES Act, passed by Congress in 2020, helped provide some much needed relief to students. In addition, many schools have helped students by way of institutional grants and scholarships to help offset the costs associated with their education and living expenses.

Dorsey Schools, the oldest career training school in Michigan, was among the institutions that distributed additional funds to students in 2020. In total, Dorsey Schools’ campuses distributed over $2.5 million in grants, scholarships and assistance to students during the calendar year of 2020. These funds included emergency grants under the CARES Act, and institutional-based grants, scholarships, and assistance. “We are proud of the fact that we have provided this level of assistance to our students in a time when there is a large need,” noted John Barnes, President and CEO of Dorsey Schools. Barnes went on to explain, “We’ve seen that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways throughout the year. Students already make sacrifices in their personal and family lives when they make the decision to go back to school. Those coupled with the challenges of a global pandemic can create roadblocks and hardships. Providing our Dorsey Schools students with various opportunities for aid allows them to alleviate concerns so they may continue training to pursue their newly chosen career.” To learn more about the funds Dorsey Schools has disbursed to students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), you may visit Dorsey Schools also offers various institutional grants and scholarships that are awarded to students throughout the year.

Dorsey Schools was founded in 1934 as the “Calculating and Secretarial Institute” and later renamed “The Dorsey School” by its owner, Ruth Dorsey. Today, Dorsey Schools has campus locations throughout Michigan and offers comprehensive career training in the fields of allied health, nursing, culinary arts, cosmetology, skilled trades, and emergency medical services. Dorsey Schools is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus (which serves as the main campus) and the Dearborn, Roseville, Saginaw, Woodhaven, and Wayne campuses (which are branch campus locations of Madison Heights). Taylortown School of Beauty – a Dorsey Schools location is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and serves as a main campus. To learn more about Dorsey Schools, you may visit online at Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

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