Scholarship Spotlight—Kim L.

September 7, 2018
Blog Category: Related Group(s):
2018/19 Scholarship recipient, Kim Liston

Hometown:  Greenleaf, Idaho
Major:  Health Science
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Because of CWI: “I can be more than I ever dreamed possible.”

Kim L. has been wanting her college degree, originally, to become a teacher, but recently found her calling in the medical field. She sought out an education from College of Western Idaho (CWI) for the support she would find here and the services the College offers its students, including free tutoring. Shortly after starting, she realized tutoring isn’t the only plus to attending CWI.

“The professors really care about us as students and we are not just a number,” she said. “I believe more in myself because the tools CWI offers here have helped me pass all my classes. That kind of self- esteem is rare, and I am so appreciative of it.”

Kim is the proud recipient of a Brandt Bridge Scholarship and a CWI Foundation Scholarship which she said has helped her pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.

“Scholarships have helped me pay for classes I would not have been able to take otherwise,” she said. “I try and always remember how blessed I am and strive to be the best I can every single day.”

Kim is a hard-working, fun, and unique individual who loves helping others. Working with kids for nine years, she is currently working with dementia patients on improving their lives. She wants to be a surgical nurse by the year 2021 in hopes that someday she can be a civilian contractor on the front lines helping soldiers.