Throughout school, I was a full-time mom and I worked a full-time job. Faced with several road blocks, I once thought obtaining my degree was an unattainable outcome. The Finish Your Degree Scholarship allowed me to pay off my remaining debt to the university so I could continue taking classes and make my dreams a reality.
I have worked very hard to get to this point in my life. At the age of 15, I was a teen mom and I once believed that marked the end of my academic life. I remained steadfast, optimistic, and persistent in the pursuit of what I wanted in life, and because of this scholarship I am finally able to obtain the things I've always desired.
I graduated from UMSL in May of 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and I am now a Registered Nurse. I will now be able to attain a career that will allow me to provide my kids with a life of comfort that I've always dreamed of. My college journey will help me teach my children what diligence, faith, and courage can bring you. This scholarship will help solidify that teaching. I am so very grateful to have been a recipient of the Finish Your Degree Scholarship.
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