WASHINGTON, D.C. – Through the 26th Annual Nationwide Native American Human Assets Affiliation (NNAHRA) convention, Ursula Swan was awarded the first-ever $50,000 College of Phoenix scholarship. The scholarship will embrace tuition and digital useful resource charges towards a bachelor’s or grasp’s diploma on the College of Phoenix for Swan.
Swan was chosen for this scholarship out of seven candidates and NNAHRA introduced her win on the nationwide convention in San Antonio. In line with Patrick Horning, Nationwide Tribal Strategic Alliance Govt for College of Phoenix, Swan was chosen because the recipient for not solely her software responses, however her dedication to proceed her instructional journey, regardless of her different obligations.
“Training isn’t concerning the diploma; it’s about what the individual does with that information to positively impression their office and the group at massive,” stated Horning. “Her submission helped establish why she needs the academic alternative, how she’s going to use it for her private progress, and the way she plans to impression her group and employer. We’re so pleased with Ursula, and we look ahead to all she’s going to accomplish within the close to future.”
Swan started her instructional journey at San Rosa Junior Faculty, after highschool. In makes an attempt to acquire a Enterprise Administration diploma, Swan encountered monetary pressure and was beginning a household on the similar time, placing her training on pause. Years later, after her kids accomplished their training, Swan determined it was time to pursue her personal training and return to high school.
“Now that my children are all out of college, I can give attention to myself,” stated Swan. “As soon as I used to be capable of, I attended Sonoma State College’s prolonged training program to acquire my Human Assets Administration and Hospitality Trade Certifications. I then obtained my Tribal Human Assets Skilled (THRP) Certification by means of NNAHRA/Drummond Woodson.”
Subsequently, Swan started to search for alternatives to complete her training with out experiencing monetary pressure. She then got here throughout the College of Phoenix Scholarship and utilized.
“It’s been an honor to be chosen because the NNAHRA/College of Phoenix scholarship recipient,” stated Swan. “I hope to proceed my profession path with my present group and hope to carry extra information, assist, and progress alternatives to the group. I need to encourage all, particularly my kids, that it’s by no means too late to meet these goals.”