"Receiving this scholarship holds a profound significance for me, as it represents the realization of a lifelong dream to pursue a career in dental hygiene. As the child of immigrant parents, who have selflessly supported and guided me throughout my journey, this scholarship is a testament to their unwavering belief in my potential. I was born in Mexico and moved to Iowa when I was very young. I am currently studying at Kirkwood Community College and I have loved every second of it.
This scholarship not only lightens the financial burden on my family but also serves as a token of gratitude and an opportunity to give back to my parents. Their sacrifices and dedication have shaped my character, instilled resilience within me, and motivated me to strive for excellence in all aspects of life. Completing my education in dental hygiene will not only fulfill my personal aspirations but also allow me to contribute to the well-being of others and provide quality dental care.
With the assistance of this scholarship, I am one step closer to completing my education and embarking on a fulfilling career in dental hygiene. I am filled with gratitude, excitement, and a deep sense of responsibility to utilize this opportunity to its fullest potential. I am committed to working diligently, acquiring knowledge and skills, and making a positive impact on the oral health of individuals within my community."