After witnessing her son struggle with ADHD and Dyslexia, Army spouse Lorena Garcia decided to pursue a degree that would allow her to support the unique educational needs of her son and students like him.
With the assistance of a $3,000 Altria Group/Senator Ted Stevens Memorial scholarship, Lorena is continuing a Human Development and Family Studies major at American Military University.
Besides her studies, Lorena enjoys supporting fellow military families as leader of her Family Readiness Group and is involved with the local PTA.
“My son gave me the courage to continue school. With this degree I plan to be either a teacher or school counselor and role model to my son. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to continue with my education. As a mother of two and a wife to a soldier, it becomes hard sometimes. This scholarship has giving me the opportunity to continue with my dreams and I am deeply grateful for this."