Meet MSHF Scholarship Recipient Tiffany Leonard

Tiffany is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She says, “I want to have the opportunity of positivily impacting people’s lives and being able to provide resources to allow them to work through tough family illnesses and tragic accidents. More importantly, I thoroughly enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and cultures.” After graduating, Tiffany wants to work as an RN and continue her education to become a CRNA or flight nurse, and give back to Alaskans by serving rural villages or areas where nursing is in high demand.

Her best study tip? “I’ve found printing out powerpoint slides with images to be incredibly helpful when trying to memorize and retain terminology, and creating Quizlets before taking exams that consist of multiple chapters to be efficient when studying.” Outside of school, Tiffany enjoys international travel, going to the gym, hiking with her dog, Lily, and spending time with her friends and family.

Of her MSHF scholarship, Tiffany says, “In the short time I’ve been a MSHF scholarship recipient, this scholarship has allowed me to take on a larger course load, as I am not solely stressed about how I am going to financially work towards my degree. More courses means I am able to become an RN in lesser time and give back to the people of Alaska.”

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