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THE HARRIET TUBMAN SCHOLARSHIP TO BENEFIT AFRICAN AMERICAN NURSING STUDENTS

 BOSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Builders Home Health Care Services has created the Harriet Tubman Scholarship Program in honor of the achievements of African American nurses and "to encourage higher education and nursing careers among African American youths," announced Paul D. Vitale, executive director of Staff Builders Home Health Care Services for the greater Boston area. The scholarships are open to African American high school students who will graduate in 1993 and have applied to nursing schools.
 Applicants must submit an essay telling how they will contribute to their community as a nurse. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the second place winner will receive a scholarship of $500. Applications should include name, address, phone number, high school and which nursing school the student plans to attend. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 26, 1993.
 The scholarships will be awarded at a special presentation on Nurses' Day, Thursday, May 6, 1993, at the Student Center of Roxbury Community College from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 "Harriet Tubman was truly a pioneer in the field of nursing and home health care. She cared for the wounded during the Civil War and founded a home for aged and indigent African Americans in Auburn, N.Y. This home was later named the Harriet Tubman Home," said Vitale. "To this day, she remains a source of inspiration to African American women everywhere." he added.
 Lorraine Bough, founder and past president of NERBNA (New England Regional Black Nurses Association) will be guest speaker at the Nurses' Day Event and Pam Cross of WCVB-Channel 5 will act as moderator for the evening.
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 NOTE: Applications should be sent to: Staff Builders Home Health Care Services, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main St., Suite 101, Charlestown, MA. 02129
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 /CONTACT: Marilyn Lucas of Staff Builders Inc., 617-241-0098/


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