Ivonne graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2018 and is studying at Grand Valley State University.
Ivonne started dreaming of a college education at a very young age and credits her mother and siblings with motivating her to attain 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.”
Ivonne will make her mother proud thanks, in part, to receiving the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship. Ivonne was nominated for the award by her high school counselor.
Ivonne has always been interested in the medical field and plans to study Nursing because she loves helping others. She jump-started her nursing education by attending the Careerline Tech Center during high school and earning certification as a nursing aid.
To learn more about the Holland/Zeeland Promise Scholarship, visit www.cfhz.org/hzpromise