Receiving the Fernandez Earle Scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University means nothing less to me than the opportunity of a lifetime. Being offered the funding and resources to study in Hawaii by the Fernandez Earle Foundation means that I can immediately begin working towards my dream of becoming a nurse.
Having this support is the reason why I will one day be able to take my career to its maximum potential, affect my community in a positive way, and take my education farther than I ever could have imagined.
To me opportunity is an open door in our lives that we can daily choose to walk through. It’s not always the “path of least resistance,” but gives us a chance to prove through hard work and determination what we are capable of. I would like to sincerely thank all the members of the Fernandez Earle Foundation for giving me that opportunity.