2021 MAP Scholars
Congratulations to #HuskyNurse Judith Wanyonyi, 2nd year BSN student who received the 2021 Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Scholarship.
Thaddeus and Lois Spratlen Scholar
I 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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