“My goal in life is to help people by saving lives or enhancing the quality of their lives. I feel that I would be a perfect fit for a doctor and that the job would be very rewarding. I am well aware that becoming a doctor requires a lot of school and commitment, but I know that I will succeed and be a contributing member to society and people in need. I am working towards a minor in Spanish because I feel that if I have the knowledge of a second language, that I will be able to effectively communicate with a wider population of people.”
Katelyn has already enhanced lives through her education. As a MedLife volunteer, she travelled to Peru where she assisted in medical clinics and taught children how to brush their teeth. She regularly volunteers at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the Children’s Museum, and the Children’s Respite Care Center in Omaha. “My dedication to volunteering throughout the community, and the leadership positions I have been in, I hope to be successful in my future endeavors as a medical professional.”
After her freshman year, Katelyn improved her Spanish skills during a study-abroad in Toledo, Spain. "I got to travel the country, immerse myself in the culture and the language, and I took classes to improve my Spanish speaking abilities." This summer, Katelyn hopes to intern with the Make a Wish Foundation.
“I would just like to take the time to personally thank you for your generous donation. This scholarship means so much to my family and me. Your donation will certainly impact my academic year at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. I can assure you that it will make a difference in my life, and I am so appreciative of that.”