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Meet Our Scholar: Brooke

Brooke, OR - Nursing

Brooke is a renewal Scholar enrolled at Treasure Valley Community College pursuing a degree in Nursing. After graduating, she plans on obtaining employment in a hospital labor and delivery department or in other areas assisting with children. She values her education because she knows her children benefit from witnessing her studying hard in order to achieve her dreams. Brooke wants them to understand that learning is a passion and how education has the power to change peoples’ lives for the better. Despite being a single mother of seven children, Brooke is managing school well with a 3.75 G.P.A. and on track to graduate sometime in the next year or so!

“This [JRF] scholarship has helped me pay for my education which is relieving some of the burden of going back to school as a single mother. If I had added financial stress to my already stressful load, it would make things more difficult. I am so grateful for this scholarship because it is enabling me to set an example of hard work and dedication to my children. It is also helping them see that there are ways to get your education, no matter your age or circumstance.”