KATHRYN HALE AWARDED INAUGURAL SKAGIT AUDUBON SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE
May 21, 2020
Dear Skagit Audubon Society,
As a recipient of the Skagit Audubon Society Environmental Conservation Scholarship, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because of your generous contribution, I will be able to pursue a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation at Skagit Valley College.
I have chosen this program because I believe it will equip me to find a position where I can help preserve important ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. I believe that an important component of preservation is community involvement, and I look for any opportunity to share the beauty and wonders of the natural sciences with my community.
As a single parent, earning this degree seemed like a pipe-dream for a long time. But I have had the privilege of setting an example for my daughter as I have pursued this dream. She has watched me struggle to reach my goals, and she will grow up knowing that she can meet any goal if she is willing to put in the hard work for it. When I decided to come back to school, I set a goal to earn an Associate’s degree from the Environmental Conservation program at Skagit Valley College. I have encountered numerous challenges, but with a lot of hard work and a strong support system, I will be completing an Associate’s of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation at the conclusion of Summer quarter this year. This goal has become an important stepping stone to my fully realized goal of completing my 4-year degree. I look forward to going out into my community equipped with the crucial education I am receiving at Skagit Valley College.
I am truly humbled to receive this award. Your contribution has made a difference in my life that goes above and beyond any measurable value. Thank you.