For first-generation students, a degree can build a foundation that can take the whole family to financial security.
Unfortunately, it’s often difficult for first-generation students to access higher education, especially for those who come from low-income or single-parent households. With little-to-no financial support and a lack of help navigating the college application process, low-income students face significant barriers when pursuing college degrees. This scholarship honors Clarice Kanouse, a low-income single parent who used her degree to provide financial security to her family while demonstrating perseverance, resiliency, and determination.
In her spirit, this scholarship aims to support low-income students from challenging backgrounds who are pursuing their dreams of higher education.
Any low-income high school or undergraduate student pursuing nursing in Michigan may apply for this scholarship, but first-generation students, those from single-parent households, and non-traditional students are preferred.
To apply, tell us about your background, what challenges you’ve overcome to pursue nursing, what your goals are, and how this scholarship would help you achieve them.