Photo of Christi CAfter graduating from the University of Texas at Tyler, I plan to become a nurse. Ideally, I would like to be a trauma nurse and work in the emergency room tending to patients that need urgent or critical care. If I do not decide to work in trauma, I would like to work in a children’s hospital taking care of children with treatable or terminal illnesses.

As a nursing major I take classes geared mostly toward science. Chemistry, Microbiology, Psychology and Anatomy & Physiology are just a few classes I have to take as prerequisites before I apply to nursing school. Once accepted, I will be taking classes that are geared solely toward nursing instruction. These classes will involve hands on experience as well as doing clinicals at the local hospital. As far as activities go, I’ve participated in our on campus events such as Welcome Week and Patriot Days, as well as intramural sports and the on campus ministry.

The Kids’ Chance scholarship that I received has impacted me in the best way possible. Going into my first year of college I was unsure of how I was going to be able to afford paying for my next 3 years, but after getting this scholarship I have much less to worry about. I will be able to use the scholarship money toward my education and feel comfortable knowing that it will decrease my financial burden exponentially. Without the Kid’s Chance scholarship, I would be struggling to pay for my college education but fortunately, this scholarship will help me tremendously!

The best college experiences that I’ve had so far would be making new friends and preparing myself for my future career. I’m excited to be able to learn and take the steps I need to take in order to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse!

Christi C.
University of Texas at Tyler
Kids’ Chance of Texas Scholarship Recipient