Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Margarita Ratcliff

Margarita is studying to become a RN at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna College. She is currently in the pre-major program and completing her prerequisites. Margarita’s 14+ years working as a direct support provider for special needs kids and adults and caring, some that require 24-hour total care, as well as working as a ward clerk at the hospital locally inspired her to pursure the program. After graduating, she plans to continue working with special needs people and work as an RN at the local hospital.

Her best study tip is to have a study buddy! Margarita says, “Having another person to quiz each other and discuss the class and subjects is really helpful, especially during this pandemic and a lot of classes aren’t in person. Plus, if you need help, having someone to work problems through with is great!” Outside of school, she enjoys spending time and doing activities with her husband, three kids and their dog.

Of her MSHF scholarship, Margarita says, “MSHF has helped me achieve my educational goals by allowing me to continue my education so that I can achieve my dream of being an RN and give back to our community that we’ve lived in for many years.”

Interested in learning more about Mat-Su Health Foundation scholarship programs? Click here to register for an upcoming virtual MSHF Scholarship Info Session!