Towards the end of my junior year, I had the dream to attend Central Michigan University to further my career. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I then attended one of their "College Days" that was centered around Business. It was that day that I decided to major in Logistics Management after I had attended a session specific to that major.
With college in mind come my senior year, I also had to think about the financials. I knew I would have to pay for everything myself. This is why I had been working since I was 15, in the hopes I would have some money saved up to offset my tuition and fees.
I was strongly encouraged by my mom and guidance counselor to apply for any scholarship I could find, and I did just that. When I was informed of The Pokagon Scholarship, I jumped at the chance to apply. As I was sitting in my college English class one day in May, I was checking my email before class. I had received an email and it was from The Pokagon Fund and it was informing me that I had been awarded one of the scholarships and would receive $2,500 per year, as long as I maintained my grades.
I had never been more grateful for a scholarship than I had in that moment. It showed me that even though I came from a small school like River Valley, I could do big things. The road ahead is a long one, but with the help of The Pokagon Fund Scholarship I know I can achieve bigger and better things in my future.