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December 12, 2012

Local Forty and Eight awards two scholarships to DWU nursing students

DWU nursing students Jessie Pederson, Canton, at left, and Karissa Jarding, Alexandria, at right, were presented $500 nursing scholarships by Hugh Holmes of the Forty and Eight of Mitchell.

MITCHELL — The local chapter of the Forty and Eight awarded two scholarships to DWU nursing students recently.

Hugh Holmes, Chef de Gare (local commander) of Voiture 481 (local chapter), was on campus Friday, Dec. 7, to award two $500 scholarships to DWU nursing students, Jessie Pederson, Canton, and Karissa Jarding, Alexandria.

The Forty and Eight, also known as La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux, is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of U.S. veterans, first established in 1920 by 16 members of the American Legion Post 297 in Philadelphia. The Forty and Eight first began giving nursing scholarships in 1941 and established the national Nurses Training Program in 1955. Since the program’s inception, there have been nearly 50,000 nursing students assisted and more than $30 million given. Each locale – or chapter – establishes the amount and guidelines for recipients.



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