Meet our Scholar: Amanda

Amanda, AZ - Nursing

Meet Amanda! Amanda is a renewal Scholar enrolled at Arizona State University-Tempe and currently working on her Bachelors in Nursing with hopes to eventually obtain her Master's to become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Amanda wishes to serve underprivileged communities, as she herself grew up in one. Her mother suffered from mental illness, and left Margaret with custody of her two younger siblings at just 18 years old. She and her siblings went through an unimaginable amount of abuse and neglect, but Amanda had taken back her own life and is working towards her dreams. She has two children, one adopted and one biological, whom she hopes will benefit from her education. Amanda currently holds a 4.0 G.P.A. which exemplifies how hard she has worked throughout her education journey!

“I consider focus and academic excellence my best avenue to show I sincerely appreciate any scholarship and grant I receive. Despite difficulties, challenges and at times pain, I will not give up, drop out, or give in. I feel the greatest stewardship can be shown with knowledge, and extending knowledge so graciously shared with others.”