Posted on December 8, 2009
Congratulations to the Winners of the Tafford Nursing Scholarship
The Tafford Uniforms Scholarship Committee selected two winners of $1,000 scholarships from an incredible pool of applicants. Kerry Davis, a student at South University, chose a career in nursing after his experiences as a Field Medic in the United States Army. Kerry has served as a medic in countries such as Egypt and Somalia as well as domestic disaster relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Andrew.
?During my military career I had life-altering experiences taking care of not only wounded solders as a medic, but as a care-provider to impoverished and sickened patients in our treatment tents,? said Davis. ?It was these life-changing experiences that led me to make the decision of nursing as a career.?
Frederick Giertz Jr., a BSN student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, faced a tough decision after losing his job as an auto worker. ?I decided that I would learn to do something that would do more that just earn me a paycheck. I want to do something that will make a difference,? said Giertz.
Frederick made the decision on a new career while his father was in the hospital. ?I watched the care that my father received after heart surgery, and I knew I could be a nurse,? Giertz continued. After spending two years completing the necessary prerequisites, Frederick is now enrolled in the BSN program at Oakland University.
?Frederick and Kerry are two extremely deserving recipients of the Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship,? said Gene S. Godick, CEO of Tafford Uniforms. ?Military veterans and auto workers face serious challenges in today?s environment, and we are pleased to help Frederick and Kerry complete their pursuit of nursing degrees. We look forward to watching them achieve their goals.
Tafford Uniforms anticipates to continue awarding nursing scholarships twice per year on an ongoing basis. Students eligible to apply must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program towards an associate?s (or LPN, LVN) bachelor?s (BSN) or master?s (MSN) degree in nursing. Tafford is currently accepting applications for the next round of scholarships to be awarded in early 2010. To apply for a Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship please visit: www.tafford.com/scholarship.htm