Words can not describe how grateful I am to be the Vivian Winston Scholarship recipient. My heart is overflowing with excitement, joy, and most importantly gratitude. I am so honored to be one of the chosen wonderful ladies, to receive this amazing scholarship. My family and I moved to the United States from Latvia. It has been seven years since my family and I immigrated, and I am proud of the woman I am becoming because of this country. I am a hard working student, with a 3.93 GPA. I am a woman who is full of love and compassion for others. The biggest joy I experience in life is when I serve people. That is why I chose to become a Registered Nurse, so I can make a difference in someone’s life every day. I'm currently attending the Nursing Program at Spokane Community College. I am a loving wife, but most importantly, I am a caring mother to a beautiful two year old girl. I pray for wisdom every day to raise my daughter to become strong, kind, and a powerful woman. This scholarship is an answer to my prayers. Due to my immigration status, I am not eligible for any government sponsored financial aid; therefore, receiving this scholarship is truly a miracle to me. I am so grateful that the Vivian Winston Scholarship not only helped me to pay for my college and daycare expenses, but I also that God has given me more women I can look up to. I hope one day I can help other women the same way you helped me. Thank you for inspiring me, and helping me achieve my dreams.