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

Since I was a child, I always dreamed of working in the health profession. I was always interested in helping others that could not provide for themselves or put a smile on people’s face and make them feel amazing. My goal as a future nurse is to restore and maintain the health of my patients and let them feel love and comfort from my care. Another goal of mine is to use several of my soft skills to further pursue a specialization in pediatrics or labor and delivery. I am a qualified candidate because I was put 100% into every single thing I do. I am determined to receive my BSN and achieve each goal that is proposed to me. I should be considered for this scholarship because as an African American, I want more diversity in the healthcare professions and giving this scholarship to help me further my education is one step toward that direction. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!

Zikia from Missouri
College Freshman
Southwest Baptist University