Veterans group seeks applicants for nursing scholarships

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 an associate's or bachelor's degree 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 to submit applications is May 14 for scholarships that will be awarded for the fall 2022 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 is a special interest of La Societé des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, the veterans organization founded in 1920 after World War I, also known as “The Forty and Eight.”

As of July 2020, La Societé has provided more than $34,700,000 and assisted more than 52,186 nurses in obtaining undergraduate nursing degrees and 21,125 more in the advanced degree program. The local chapter has awarded $14,700 in scholarships to 14 nursing students enrolled in Vermont colleges and universities.

For more information about The Forty and Eight, the Nurses Training Program, and the Nurses Training Scholarship and application forms, contact Karlene DeVine at 802-877-6392 or [email protected].

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