Major - International Business Administration
Hometown - Vancouver, WA
“Coming from a family where no one has graduated from college is a challenge, but this scholarship will help me succeed."
My freshman year of high school I attended Washington Business Week at Western, and in that week I discovered where I was meant to be. I worked diligently to prove that I could be a Viking, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and becoming an AP Scholar. I was also involved in various clubs, from president of my high school’s chapter of National Honor Society and marching band section leader, to an active member in Key Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Science Olympiad. It was then, after four years of hard work, that I received my acceptance letter to Western Washington University and was finally on my way to obtaining a degree. At Western I continued to challenge myself, working as event coordinator for my hall council and a youth mentor for Youth4REAL. I finished my first year with a 3.74 GPA, majoring in International Business Administration with minors in French and Economics, and have high hopes of continuing as a scholar and leader throughout the community.
This scholarship has been a huge help in furthering my education. It is an opportunity to receive a degree in International Business Administration, as well as motivation to continue doing all that I do. I value knowing that there are people who support and believe in me, and this scholarship is a way of showing that support.
When I am not studying, I love to explore the Bellingham community. You can find me downtown watching a movie at the Pickford, grabbing a coffee at Woods, strolling with friends along the waterfront, or shopping almost anywhere there is a sale.
I have always been driven by my desire to be the first person from my family to graduate from college. I want to prove that even though it is a challenge, it is possible to further your education. It is my dream to obtain a degree, and I hope by doing so I can inspire my sister and future generations of my family to never give up on their own dreams.