Write an essay where you tell us about what inspired you to pursue a nursing degree.

My name is Maddison Perkins and I was born and raised in northern Florida, specifically Keystone Heights. I am currently seventeen years old and a senior in high school. Academics are something that I am very passionate about. I continuously strive to achieve my best in all aspects of academia.
As a child, I knew that I was destined to be and do something great: something that would affect people’s lives for the better. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been interested in hospitals and the practice of medicine. Whether it be from seeing a show on the television about doctors or going to a hospital after an injury and seeing the nurses and doctors at work, it has always intrigued me.
When I was around the age of twelve, my grandfather was diagnosed with some form of blood cancer. His diagnosis put things into perspective for me and I discovered that nursing was a career that I wanted to pursue in the future. Nursing is something that I am very passionate about and am so excited to have the opportunity through a future career as a nurse, to be able to have a positive affect on someone’s life. Wanting to help people and positively change their lives is an imperative and vital part of who I am as a person and who I want to become.
My strong interest in academics and the field of nursing allows me to believe that I am the perfect fit for this scholarship. The financial assistance from this scholarship will allow me to put all my effort into my academics and pursue a career in nursing!. Therefore allowing me to become a successful student and subsequently, a better and more successful person.

Maddison from Florida
High School Senior
Keystone Heights Sr. / Jr. High School