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Eight & Forty awards nine scholarships

The Eight & Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship recently announced its recipients for the 2012-2013 academic year. The nine awardees will receive $5,000 each to assist in furthering their nursing education.

The scholarship is available for nurses wanting to advance their training in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases, or to prepare for positions in clinical practice and management. For the past 52 years, the Eight & Forty has awarded 882 scholarships, totaling $2 million.

The Eight & Forty Nursing Scholarship recipients are:

  1. Amanda Smith, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  2. Ashley Barker, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
  3. Emma Franco, Excelsior College
  4. Mary Marchi, Grand Canyon University
  5. Sarah Giron, University of San Diego
  6. Jenna Kindley, Wake Forest University
  7. Tanya Robb, Kansas University Medical Center
  8. Lyra Hosford, Western Governors University
  9. Desire Kindarara, University of Arizona

For information about the nursing scholarship, email or send a request to the following address:

The American Legion

Attn: Americanism and Children & Youth Division

P.O. Box 1055

Indianapolis, IN 46206