VIM & VIGR Socks Announces Annual Nursing Scholarship Recipients
August 21, 2023
Missoula, Mont. (August 21, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – VIM & VIGR, maker of stylish and comfortable compression socks for all walks of life, is happy to announce the winners of its third annual nursing scholarship program, Adriana Jones and Emily Huggard. Each scholarship recipient will each receive an award of $6735.
In 2022, Jones received her nursing degree from Old Dominion University and is a psychiatric nurse. Jones will use her scholarship to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree with the goal of becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on patients suffering from mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and/or psychosis. “I dream of working as a nurse practitioner in mental health settings in order to prescribe medications that help patients overcome psychiatric illness,” said Jones. “My ultimate goal is to make mental health care more accessible to low income members of my community. I am so excited to be on a path that allows me to carry out my life’s purpose, which is to foster the mental health of others and to support patients in their lowest moments.”
Huggard’s passion for helping others began during her youth attending, and later volunteering, at Camp Boggy Creek, a SeriousFun Camp for seriously ill children founded by Paul Newman. “I will earn a BSN in acute nursing, then work on a PNP-AC degree,” said Huggard. “Having had a heart condition since birth, I look forward to being a pediatric RN in a children’s hospital where I can provide support and compassion to seriously ill children.” She graduates from Jacksonville University Keigwin Nursing School with a BSN in 2025.
“Resiliency, hope and heart are just a few words that come to mind when we think about nurses,” said Michelle Huie, founder of VIM & VIGR. “Especially these nurses. Adriana and Emily are compassionate, empathic women that represent the future of public healthcare and we are proud to assist them on their academic journeys.”
VIM & VIGR’s 2024 nursing scholarship application window will open in the second quarter of 2024. For more information on the annual nursing scholarship please visit https://vimvigr.com/pages/vim-vigr-nursing-scholarship.
About VIM & VIGR:
Based in Missoula, Mont. since 2013, VIM & VIGR designs and manufactures the highest-quality compression legwear to energize legs, reduce swelling, and alleviate achiness and heaviness. VIM & VIGR’s primary focus is to create true graduated compression socks, tights and sleeves that provide unparalleled fit, reliable compression and unique designs. Available in three compression levels, four fabrics and six sizes, VIM & VIGR products give people from all walks of life the support to work, play, travel and recover with vigor. For more information, visit vimvigr.com or follow @vimvigr.