I am so very grateful to have received The Pokagon Fund Adult Scholarship. Currently, I am enrolled in my junior year at Purdue University Northwest. My goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and graduate in 2018. This substantial scholarship will ease much of the financial burden my family has incurred due to tuition costs. Becoming a nurse is a dream I have held on to and worked toward for over twenty years. I am interested in three fields of study, all of which hold a special place of compassion in my heart -- oncology, surgery, and obstetrics. I am looking forward to completing the BSN program at PNW and working in the medical field, while giving back to the Southwest Michigan community. Thank you so much for the generosity of this blessing, which will help alleviate the stress of my financial expenses in the upcoming semesters.