Hello! My name is McKenna and I am getting ready for my senior year of college. I will be graduating next May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. My freshman year, I was awarded a full scholarship to a Division I university with my ACT score of 33. I was undecided on a major at that time, as I had many interests, but this was the university that provided me with the means to narrow them down. After thorough research and careful contemplation, I decided to become a nurse. During my childhood, my mom fought numerous battles with breast cancer, and her nurses took me under their wing to make sure I understood everything that was going on. They were truly a light on my darkest days, and I strive to become that for others. However, my university did not offer a nursing school, so upon the decision to pursue my career of choice, I had to transfer to a different university, resulting in the loss of my $36,000 scholarship. I worked closely with my current school’s Financial Aid Office, and for the past two years, have been able to scrape together just enough to pay my tuition by consistently working two jobs, applying for scholarships and loans, and saving as much money as possible. This year, however, I have been told that my scholarships are no longer renewable, and that there is no more funding available for me, other than the loans I already have. Education has always been one of the most important parts of my life, and I am so close to the finish line; I refuse to give up now. I am the Vice President of my nursing school and serve on our state board as the Legislative Chair, and I am ranked at the top of my class for academic performance. My parents live paycheck-to-paycheck, like so many other middle-class families, and are extremely limited in their ability to assist me. I have just completed a nursing internship at a world-renowned hospital and am so passionate about continuing to care for others. I refuse to let my circumstances hinder me from reaching my goals and changing the world. No matter how small you may think it is, any and every donation means the absolute world to me. Thank you in advance for generously investing in my education and helping me change the world.
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