Western Washington University Alumni Association

Kenia Ramirez

Major - Psychology and Spanish
Hometown - Auburn, WA

I was born in Mexico and brought to the United States at age eight. My parents devoted themselves to providing me and my brothers with an education and it has been a huge struggle. I do not receive financial aid or any funds to help me cover my education costs. As I became aware of our situation, I became determine to help my parents anyway possible, so I took it upon myself to find ways to pay for my school. I dedicated my time to applying for as many scholarships as possible. It's a process (researching, taking to the scholarship center and constantly checking online), but it was through that process that I was awarded this scholarship.

Being awarded the Alumni Association Leader Scholarship has helped me continue with my education. I was very uneasy because I thought I would not be able to carry on with my education for lack of funds. Thus, having this financial aid gives me the opportunity to complete my senior as a WWU student and finally graduate this year.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends who live in Seattle. I also enjoy participating in WWU clubs such as LSU, psychology club, MEChA and others. Volunteering is something I also enjoy doing; I volunteer at MDA and I will start volunteering at a mercy house. Overall, my fun is helping those who need help. It's my passion to help my community in any way I possibly can.





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