Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Nursing scholarship winners announced
The American Legion - July 7, 2010

The American Legion Americanism and Children & Youth Division recently announced that 10 registered nurses were awarded the Eight & Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship. The winners each received a $3,000 stipend to further their education in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases or to prepare for positions in clinical practice and management.

The following are the 10 scholarship recipients, including their university or college of attendance:

Susan W. Blaakman, University of Rochester (N.Y.)

Jennifer Fish, University of Colorado (Denver)

Angela R. Hawk, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha)

Julie Klopf, Washington State University (Vancouver)

Lauren E. Ochalek, Walden University (Baltimore)

Jessica Pena, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (Orlando)

Amanda Richardson, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.)

Tyson Rutledge, University of North Carolina (Greensboro)

Dina N. Salvatore, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (Hyden, Ky.)

Lori A. Worley, California State University (Chico)

Since 1957, there have been 863 Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarships awarded, totaling more than $1.5 million in educational assistance. To view eligibility requirements for the annual scholarship, click here.

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