Samantha Haren From Portland, Oregon, Samantha Jazmin Haren wrote, "This scholarship will help me pay for my studies at John Paul the Great Catholic University, a college that shares my philosophy of 'Impacting the Culture for Christ.'" Located in San Diego, John Paul is a residential Roman Catholic university focused on business, technology and media. Through her studies in Computer Animation, Samantha say she "...will be given the opportunity to put my artistic talents to use in creating media that sends the messages people need to hear." Samantha is the daughter of Kenneth Clair Haren and Nancy Elizabeth (Durand) Haren.
Alexandra Duand Alexandra Leigh Durand plans to realize her life-long dream to become a marine biologist by completing her Associate of Arts requirements in Inver Hills Community College prior to attending Winona State University in Minnesota for a degree in biology. Then, says Alexandra, it's on to a Master's degree in Marine Biology. With a current grade point average of 3.71, we know she can make her dream come true. Alexandra's parents are Melissa and Brian Richards of Egan, Minnesota.
Anna Miller Anna Rose Miller is now in her second year in the Nursing program. Anna made the Dean's List in her first semester at UW-Madison - quite an accomplishment! After completing her four-year nursing degree, Anna plans to attend graduate school to become a midwife. On her scholarship application, Anna added: "During my first seven months at school, I have been very active in the Cru Organization...a Christian organization helping college students continue the path of Chrisianity." It is also Anna's goal to spend time studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country "where I can learn first-hand the intricacies with both the language and culture." Anna is the daughter of Mike and Michelle (Durand) Mill of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Hannah Morton Hannah M. Morton of Baldwin, Wisconsin is at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in the first semester of her studies towards a major in psychology and a minor in music. Her long-term goal is to continue on to medical school for a degree in psychiatry. Hanna has been to Peru and Europe on mission trips, and works with her family's business to provide therapeutic riding for special needs children. Her experience with disadvantaged and special needs children abroad and at home "ignited a passion" in Hannah. "Throughout my life, I have come to realize that music is one of the most therapeutic tools, and I want to use music in my practice to help children overcome depression." Hanna's parents are Tom and Cheri Morton-McCorkle.
Hannah Stellrecht Hannah E Stellrecht of Sarona, Wisconsin will also pursue her goal to "work with animals for a living...I have always had a very strong interest and aptitude in the field of sciences, especially animal life sciences. My career plans are to attend the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences...for a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. From there I plan to go to veterinary school to receive a Master's degree, DVM, or Ph.D. " Hannah is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Stellrecht and the granddaughter of Elsie (Durand) Stellrecht.