Tafford Uniforms, a leading supplier of nursing scrubs, shoes, and medical accessories, today announced that two students have been awarded the Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship. Charla Walker and Nathan Brimmer are respectively the fifth and sixth recipients of the Tafford Scholarship, which was first awarded in June 2007.
Charla Walker has been awarded the scholarship to assist in her pursuit of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Bevill State Community College, in Hamilton, Alabama. Charla, who grew up in a single parent, low income family, works two jobs in addition to attending school and volunteering at two local hospitals. Charla strives to achieve a successful career in nursing not only for herself, but to help her family as well.
“Some people never try to make their life better, but I strive to. I have already set many goals for myself and reached them,” said Walker. After completing her Associate’s Degree, Walker plans to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree and eventually become a nurse practitioner.
Nathan Brimmer, a student at Central Maine Medical Center School of Allied Health Sciences pursuing his Associate’s Degree in Nursing, is an active Wilderness First Responder and first-aid teacher. Brimmer realized he wanted to pursue a career in nursing after volunteering in a New Orleans health clinic after Hurricane Katrina. Nathan’s time in New Orleans reminded him of the plight of those in his home state of Maine who lack quality affordable healthcare.
“My experiences in New Orleans have left me compelled to advance my training to a level that will allow me to provide vital services in my home community, as well as in future disaster scenarios,” said Brimmer.
“Nathan and Charla demonstrate the dedication and perseverance required to succeed in the nursing field,” said Gene S. Godick, CEO and co-owner of Tafford Uniforms. “We are proud to help them achieve their goals and help fill the critical need for nursing professionals in our country.”
Tafford Uniforms anticipates awarding additional $1,000 scholarships in early 2009. To apply for a Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship, please visit: http://www.tafford.com/scholarship.htm.
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