A mother of five, Cristi Ryan dreams of helping patients through the incredible journey of labor and delivery. “My skills as a mother, combined with an education, will contribute to my ability to provide excellent bedside care to patients.”
Cristi was awarded a $3,000 USA Funds/ThanksUSA scholarship to continue undergraduate studies at Sandhills Community College in North Carolina.
An Air Force spouse, Cristi plans to transfer to a four-year university during the family’s next PCS move. She will pursue a BSN with a concentration in labor and delivery. In addition to her studies, Cristi is involved with the Pope Army Airfield Military Support Community and volunteers with Christ Community Church.
“I am so honored to be the recipient of a USA Funds/ThanksUSA scholarship! Words cannot express my gratitude. As a mother of five and a home-schooling mom for more than 15 years, I didn't think returning to school was an option. As most of my kids are now grown, I am able to pursue goals that have been on hold for quite a while. Thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to pursue my education. God bless you!”