2021 MAP Scholars

Congratulations to #HuskyNurse Judith Wanyonyi, 2nd year BSN student who received the 2021 Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Scholarship.

Judith Wanyonyi

Thaddeus and Lois Spratlen Scholar
Portrait of Judith WanyonyiI am Judith Wanyonyi (she/her), a second-year BSN graduate student in the School of Nursing. I am a first-year generation college student, an immigrant born and raised in a small village in Kenya, East Africa. Growing up, I dreamt of getting into nursing school, but the financial constraints made my dream impossible. Luckily enough, I migrated to the United States in 2013, which created an opportunity to pursue my dream career. I enrolled at Bellevue College to pursue an Associate in Arts and Science with the primary goal of transferring to UW for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, a career that I have always wanted since I was young. Despite challenges and lack of resources, I worked hard and graduated with High Distinction, which enabled me to transfer to the University of Washington School of Nursing. As a single mother with limited financial resources, pursuing my nursing career at the UW has not been easy, but this has not deterred me from achieving my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. I have remained focused on my studies with the primary goal of successfully finishing my BSN program to become a Registered Nurse.

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