''My plans before this scholarship were to study at Rock Valley College and work two part-time jobs to pay for my tuition. After receiving this scholarship, I felt rewarded for all the hard work I’ve put in the past few years on my education. Now I am determined to be successful in the future. After I have completed the Dental Hygienist program, I want my knowledge and work to benefit the community. I will know I did my job when I receive a great white smile from my patients.''