Ivonne graduated from West Ottawa High School and was nominated for a Promise Scholarship by her counselor.

She attends Grand Valley State University and plans to study nursing because she loves helping others.

Ivonne started dreaming of a college education at a very young age and has always been interested in the medical field. She jump-started her nursing education by attending the Careerline Tech Center during high school and earning certification as a nursing aid. Ivonne’s mother and siblings are her motivation for attaining a college education.

“My mother’s unimaginable strength, beauty and faith keep the entire family in a good mood despite our circumstances. She has always been there for us. I can never repay her for that, but I can make her proud.”

To learn more about the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, visit www.cfhz.org/hzpromise