SOURCE: Tafford Uniforms

February 26, 2008 12:15 ET

Tafford Announces Latest Nursing Scholarship Winners

Misty Blue Foster and Solande Louis Named Recipients of Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship

NORTH WALES, PA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - 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. Misty Blue Foster and Solande Louis are the third and fourth recipients of the Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship, which was first awarded in June 2007.

The Tafford Uniforms Scholarship Committee selected two winners of $1,000 scholarships from an incredible pool of applicants. Solande Louis, a student at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, realized that she wanted to be a nurse while watching the dedicated nurses care for her ailing mother. Solande has accumulated over 1,000 hours of volunteer service at hospitals and nursing homes while working full time and pursuing her BSN in Nursing.

"Making a difference in people's lives and putting a smile on their faces, no matter what the situation may be, is the dream I long for," said Louis. "I am greatly honored to have encountered those nurses who have unknowingly made a major impact on my life and decision to become a nurse. I will continue to pursue my dream and refuse to allow any hindrances."

Misty Blue Foster, an LVN candidate at Nursing Care Providers Vocational School, was raised in the California state foster care system after the loss of her mother, began working in healthcare while in high school, and eventually earned her CNA license. Misty Blue is currently pursuing the completion of an LVN program, with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatric RN.

"I hope in the future, I can change the world little by little for those like me who grew up without a loving home, and felt there was no hope," said Foster. "I want to give love and hope to those not only from the foster care system, but also those sick from cancer, devastating acquired illnesses, terminal illnesses, and congenital disorders. I want to help educate others worldwide that life's circumstances don't determine who you are, or what you become. Destiny is determined by ones' choices, and what they do with the circumstances they face."

"Solande and Misty have both overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve their nursing career objectives and we are proud to play a small part in helping them reach their goals," said Gene S. Godick, CEO and co-owner of Tafford Uniforms. "There is an acute need for qualified nurses at all levels, and we are glad that we can help such highly qualified and motivated professionals enter this critically needed profession."

Tafford Uniforms anticipates awarding two (2) $1,000 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 June 2008. To apply for a Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship, please visit: http://www.tafford.com/scholarship.htm.

About Tafford Uniforms

Tafford Uniforms is a leading manufacturer and retailer of nursing uniforms, scrubs, accessories, and footwear. For over 20 years, millions of customers have looked to the Tafford brand for the best in style, quality, customer service, and value. For more information, visit www.tafford.com.

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