Congreso is excited to share that Shania Edmonds, a student at KCAPA High School who is enrolled in the Out of School Time program, has been awarded a $2,500 college scholarship by the Health Partners Foundation!
The “Making My Dreams a Reality” competition was designated for those aspiring to pursue a career in the health care field and consisted of dozens of applicants, a lengthy application process, and was determined by a final interview with Health Partners Foundation representatives. Five finalists were awarded scholarships.
“It wasn't easy rounding up students willing to sit through the lengthy application process during the timeframe of SAT's, FAFSA and so forth, but it was all worth it,” said Andrea Brown, Site Coordinator at KCAPA.
Shania Edmonds is grateful for the support from Andrea and the OST team, and knows this was an important step in achieving her dream.
“Everyone has a different “why.” Mine is to fulfill my dream of being the registered nurse that I’ve always desired to be; to be a part of the future of healthcare that breaks barriers for the vulnerable and marginalized. It is to provide the level of care that I was fortunate to receive and will never forget!” said Shania.
Edmonds will be attending the Community College of Philadelphia for two years starting in the fall, then will complete her nursing degree at Bloomsburg University.
A huge gracias to our OST team and Health Partners Foundation for making this possible!