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Veteran organization offers $33M in nursing scholarships

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Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The local chapter of the Forty and Eight, a national veterans organization, is offering scholarships to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in academic programs of study leading to either Associates or Bachelor Degrees in nursing. Although military experience is not required, these scholarships can help veterans in related military occupations prepare for civilian careers in the nursing profession.

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, May 14, for scholarships to be awarded for the 2019 fall academic semester. Awards to successful applicants will be made by July 1. At least one stipend of no more than $1,000 will be available.

A national program to help alleviate the shortage of skilled nurses in this country has long been a special interest to La Societé des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, the veterans organization founded in 1920 and also known as the “Forty and Eight.” Since 1955, La Societé has provided over $33,000,000 and assisted more than 54,530 nurses in obtaining nursing degrees. In 2018, over $400,000 were donated with 500 nurses in training and 220 nurses graduated.

For more information about the Forty and Eight and the Nurses Training Program, please contact Leonard Normandeau at 802-476-6823. For more information about the Nurses Training Scholarship and copies of the application form, please call Melvin McKnight at 802-454-7746 or email [email protected].

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