Forty & Eight Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Seventeen local students were awarded.

40&8 Scholarship Recipients with Voyageur Militars Bill Hoffman, Spehn Rater, W.D. Hansel, Larry Judd, Lonny D. Barnett, Bill Scharold, KC Snyder, Ken Hylton, Jerry Maune, and Hank Schmeltzer. Photo provided. 

(Sunman, Ind.) -  The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses, more commonly known as the Forty and Eight, recently announced their 2021 40et8 Nursing Scholarship winners. 

Seventeen high school graduates from several area schools were among the scholarship recipients. 

JoAnn Niemeyer Award ($2,500 award)

  • Emma Cornett

Ernie & Vera Glaub Award ($2,500 award)

  • Lydia Trabel

40et8 V-612 Award ($2,000)

  • Riley Bamberger
  • Olivia Bosch
  • Ashley Bowne
  • Mackenzie Brashear
  • Brooke Clark
  • Tyler Dickerson
  • Maggie Hoog
  • Hailie Jump
  • Sam Kirchgassner
  • Kyla Maxwell
  • Keirstan Oeffinger
  • Jessica Rees
  • Julie Sandlin
  • Brooke Stonefield
  • Taylor Whitehead

The Forty and Eight began issuing Nursing Scholarships in 1941. Scholarships help many nursing students that are juggling family, child care, work school, and/or studying. 

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