Anna is a 2018 Holland Christian High School graduate studying at Hope college.
Anna always knew she wanted to go to college, but her father passed away when she was just 11 and she worried her family wouldn’t be able to afford it.
By nominating her for an H/Z Promise Scholarship, Anna’s high school counselor helped her find a way to attend college and graduate debt free.
“When I saw that there were opportunities out there for assistance, I realized that going to college could still be possible for me. In today’s world, I know I can provide for myself as a strong woman and make my dad proud.”
Anna plans to study Computer Science or Chemistry, or maybe both! She began doing research in Hope’s chemistry department during high school.
“The lab I have been working in has had several brilliant women in it who have gone on to graduate school. They, along with my sister, have shown me that women can be just as strong in science as men.”