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Lindsay N.

Institutional Scholarship Recipient

Major: Public Administration
Campus: Online
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2012
Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

Lindsay saw her master’s degree ten years down the road. “I had already finished my bachelor’s, and due to school loans (and other debts), I did not think I would be able to afford to return for my master’s” explains Lindsay. Then, one day while she was searching for scholarships for a friend, she found a scholarship for herself.

Lindsay applied for the Serve it Forward scholarship through HandsOn Network. Through the Serve It Forward scholarship, individuals are empowered to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations, including the further development of their leadership and service abilities. The full-tuition and fee scholarship helps volunteers, like Lindsay, complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program of choice. Happily, thanks to this scholarship, Lindsay has not had to take out additional student loans.

“I am incredibly motivated to learn from students and [instructors] who are or have been in similar situations as me: balancing work and education because of their interrelation. The more work experience I gain, the more I understand my studies,” says Lindsay. She also earned her bachelor’s from University of Phoenix and says her experience thus far has been 99.9% positive.

Lindsay will be graduating in 2012 with a Master of Public Administration. She plans to advocate for public policy regarding victims’ rights and serve as a consultant to agencies and community groups on coordinating community development and education. Lindsay is studying online.

When asked to give advice to fellow scholarship students, she says, “If in doubt, apply!”

To learn about scholarship opportunities, visit the Scholarships page.