Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing | Lafayette, IN
Alisha Perkins has always wanted to be a nurse. After graduating high school, she joined the Indiana Army National Guard as a medic and served as an EMT, Combat Lifesaver Course Instructor, CNA, and HHA during her enlistment. After that, she became a Hospice Aide and did providing at-home health care before making the life-changing decision to restart her education to pursue a career in nursing. Once she has completed her degree, she plans on working in the Emergency Room or Operating Room and eventually returning to school to become a Nurse Anesthetist.
“This scholarship will help me and my family so much!” Perkins said. “Without scholarships, there is no way that I could afford to go to college . . . [Attending college] will be setting an example for my children, friends, and family that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.”