Scholar Stories

Karen, TX


Meet Karen. Karen is pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing with plans to obtain a full time position as a BSN-RN. Karen is working very hard to raise her eight children, five of whom are under the age of 18, work, and attend school full time. This is her second year as a JRF Scholar, and she has this to say about what JRF has done for her: "The 2016 Jeannette Rankin scholarship released a powerful unstoppable belief in me that a low-income woman over 35 with eight children can achieve what many see as the impossible. The Jeannette Rankin scholarship gave me monetary support with no burden. This made my decision to register for spring semester 2017 classes possible."