“I come from a broken home. My mom had to work extremely hard to support us which did not allow for the dream of a college education,” explains Exercise Science major and 2019-2020 scholarship recipient, Megan DeRoos. “I am now a mother of two children and married to a man with a similar childhood background. We decided early on in our relationship that we did not want a similar fate for our children.”
“My husband recently completed a degree program and his journey has inspired me to do the same,” she continued. “Thank you for this generous scholarship that will allow me to be a mom and still work on my goals of academic excellence and the pursuit of my dreams. Knowing others believe in me is humbling, inspiring, and heartwarming.”
The College of Western Idaho Foundation scholarships application period for the 2020-2021 academic year is open through March 31, 2020. Visit the Grants and Scholarships page to learn more or apply.