Local Forty and Eight awards scholarship to DWU nursing student
Friday, March 28, 2014
The local chapter of the Forty and Eight awarded the Nursing Training Scholarship to DWU nursing student Briana Jung Wednesday evening at the Mitchell American Legion.
Hugh Holmes, Chef de Gare (local commander) of Voiture 481 (local chapter), awarded the $500 scholarship to Jung, a junior nursing student at DWU from Warner, accepted the scholarship.
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.