D’Andrea H., recipient of the Onward Success Scholarship at Rio Salado Community College is studying Dental Hygiene. “I have always been interested in the dental field, and now while learning so much in school I cannot wait to complete the program, she said.
D’Andra plans to share her knowledge with youth and wants to give them the oral healthcare she never had and hopes to volunteer in her spare time upon graduation.
“This scholarship will help me to afford new instruments that are required in the program,” she said. It is highly encouraged not to work while in this competitive program and this will help me to afford certain monthly expenses.”
Prior to applying to the Dental Hygiene program D’Andra had to complete 2 years of prerequisites and it took 2 years just to finally get accepted. “I’ve worked so hard to get here and it’s the generosity of others that keeps pushing me to do my best,” she commented. “Thank you for believing in me.”