Sonora, CA — A 27-year-old Twain Harte student has $3000 to go toward her studies courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ellie Stallings is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Modesto Junior College as part of the distance education program offered through Columbia College.
Stallings qualified for the grant by having a relative who is a veteran of a foreign war.
She also needed two letters of recommendation and a 3.2 or higher grade point average.
Stallings says she intends to use the funds to continue her education and pursue a R.N. degree, and eventually a master´s degree in nursing.
She intends to attend classes at either Modesto Junior College or U.C. Merced in the spring.