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Bio

My name is Abigail Bowen. I'm a single mother of three wonderful children. My goal is to get my bachelor's degree in the science of nursing. I have always wanted to work with pediatric cancer patients. I watched my nephew at 4 years old battle cancer and I was in awe of his nurses. I know I was meant to do that job. I'm currently an LPN at an elementary school and enrolled at Indiana State University. I need to obtain my bachelor's degree in order to work at my dream job.

Education

Indiana State University

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Carl Sandburg College

Trade School
2005 - 2007
  • Majors:
    • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      To become a BSN and work in pediatric oncology

    • LPN

      McDonough District Hospital
      2007 – 202013 years
    • School Nurse

      Macomb School District
      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Softball

    Varsity
    1999 – 20023 years

    Arts

    • Bushnell Jazz Band

      Music
      2000 – 2002

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Team Reid Charities — Board member, organizer
      2018 – Present

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Maxwell Tuan Nguyen Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Balancing Act Medical Student Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Law Family Single Parent Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Joseph Joshua Searor Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Pangeta & Ivory Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Mary Alice Kramer Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
    Winner
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Cindy J. Visser Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Noble E. Gagucas Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Sigirci-Jones Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Harry Potter and the Sorting Hat Scholarship
    As an avid Harry Potter fan, this isn't the first time I thought of this question. If I had to choose which Hogwarts house I think I would be sorted in, I would choose Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is known for housing students who value loyalty, dedication, fairness, kindness, and genuine connection. I feel as though I have all of these traits. Loyalty is one of the most defining qualities of Hufflepuff students. I am extremely loyal to all of my friends and family, just like a Hufflepuff student is. I stand up for others when they need it. I prioritize building and maintaining strong relationships and creating an environment of trust and support. I'm also a hard worker. Hufflepuffs understand the significance of putting in the necessary effort and dedication to achieve their goals. I am a single mom of three who works full-time and is trying to finish my degree. It is a lot of work, to say the least. I still make it to all of my kid's events while working full-time as a nurse and still maintaining a 4.0 GPA in college. I don't get a lot of "downtime" in my life, but that is something I'm willing to sacrifice in order to make a better life for myself and my children. Hufflepuffs believe in fairness and equality. They understand the importance of treating others with kindness, empathy, and respect, regardless of their differences. I show this trait every day. As a nurse, I have a range of patients of different races, religions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and financial statuses. I treat each of my patients equally with kindness, empathy, and respect. To me, it doesn't matter how much money a person has or even if they are a prisoner coming in for healthcare treatment. Each person deserves to be treated equally. Kindness is a strong trait of Hufflepuff students. Hufflepuffs accept everyone and make an environment where everyone feels welcome and accepted. I show kindness in all of my day to day activities. Sometimes, even just a simple smile to a passing stranger can help brighten their day. I show kindness to every one of my patients, even though some of them can be "difficult". I understand that they are hurting or scarred, and getting angry back at them won't help the situation. Connection is another trait of Hufflepuffs. Hufflepuff is known for fostering a sense of community and forging strong bonds among its members. They create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making others feel comfortable and supported. I feel as though I create this same type of atmosphere in my home. All of my kid's friends feel welcomed and encouraged to visit. Hufflepuffs house is represented by many of the same qualities that I feel I have.
    Romeo Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Bright Lights Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Harry & Mary Sheaffer Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Organic Formula Shop Single Parent Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. I think the most challenging thing about being a student and a single parent is trying to juggle my time so I can be present in my kid's life and be a good student. Sometimes I feel like I'm under enormous stress, but I know I have to maintain my composure around my children so I don't make them worry. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Our Destiny Our Future Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. My sister and I started a charity organization called Team Reid Charities after Reid died. So far, we have managed to raise over $100,000 for families that are affected by cancer. We put in a lot of time and effort into raising money to help families with the financial burden of going through cancer treatments. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Jean Antoine Joas Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Headbang For Science
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The only way I can pay for my college degree is to take out loans and be in debt for years to come. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Don't let the fact that I'm an elementary school nurse and want to work in pediatrics fool you into thinking I listen to soft music. I have always loved metal. I love listening to it on hard days to help block out the reality of life. I even passed my love of it on to my kids. My son is graduating high school this year, and as a graduation gift, the only thing he wanted was tickets to see a Papa Roach concert. I got the tickets and I can't wait to experience them live in July! My twin daughters told me when they graduate, they want to go see Metallica in concert with me. I really hope I can make that happen since Metallica is my favorite band! Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Eduardo Uvaldo Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Jerrye Chesnes Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    William Griggs Memorial Scholarship for Science and Math
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Szilak Family Honorary Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Robert F. Lawson Fund for Careers that Care
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Maxwell Tuan Nguyen Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Ruebenna Greenfield Flack Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Yvela Michele Memorial Scholarship for Resilient Single Parents
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worst time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Sara Jane Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Wieland Nurse Appreciation Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Rosalie A. DuPont (Young) Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Kelly O. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Deborah Stevens Pediatric Nursing Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Rose Browne Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen
    Brandon Tyler Castinado Memorial Scholarship
    My name is Abigail Bowen. I live in a rural area in Illinois and I am a single mom of three wonderful kids. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. I became a licensed practical nurse in 2007 and have been working in the healthcare industry since. I have worked mostly in pediatrics. I've worked for two different pediatricians and currently work at an elementary school. While I love my job and my students, I know that I'm meant for something different. My goal is to obtain my bachelor's degree in nursing and work with pediatric oncology patients. I'm currently enrolled at Indiana State University in the pre-LPN-BSN program. It's hard to work full-time while going to school and raising three children, but I am willing to put in the work and I know I can do it. I currently have a 4.0 GPA at Indiana State all while being very involved in my children's school and activities. The reason I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse is because of my nephew, Reid. Reid was diagnosed with cancer at the very young age of four. Our family is very close and I spent a lot of time with them at the hospital. I watched his nurses care for him every day knowing they have one of the hardest jobs in the world, yet they never showed it on their faces. They made Reid smile and laugh and went out of their way every day to make sure he felt safe and comfortable. They were very knowledgeable about the many questions we asked and never showed an ounce of impatience toward us. Those nurses inspired me. The day Reid died was the hardest day of my life. He was only seven years old. It was so hard for me to even look at him, so I focused on the nurses. They knew what they needed to do. Reid had six IV's in his body and while he still had a faint heartbeat, the nurses unhooked him so fast and rushed him into my sister's arms so he could pass while being held by his mother. I was in awe of them. I know I would make a great pediatric oncology nurse and I'm willing to put the hard work in to make it happen. Paying for college is very difficult while being a single mom and any help I could get would be the most amazing gift. Please consider me for this scholarship and know that if I'm chosen, this gift will be going toward my future career in helping the many families that are going through the worse time of their lives. Thank you for your consideration, Abigail Bowen