Vets’ group offering aid to nursing students

VERMONT — The local chapter of a national veterans organization is offering scholarships to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in two- or four-year academic programs of study to be registered nurses. These scholarships can help veterans with experience in related military occupations prepare for civilian careers in the nursing profession.
A national program to help alleviate the shortage of skilled nurses in this country has long been a special interest to La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, the veterans organizationalso known as the “Forty and Eight.” Since 1955, La Société has provided nearly $32 million and assisted more than 52,000 nurses in obtaining nursing degrees. This year the Forty and Eight is celebrating 96 years since its founding in 1920.
For more information about the Forty and Eight and the nurses training program, contact Leonard Normandeau at 802-479-2274. For more information about the nurses training scholarship and application forms, email Ron Merolli at ronerock1@gmail.com.
Editor’s note: This article was provided by Melvin McKnight of Voiture Locale 646, Forty and Eight.

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