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Promise scholarship helps Mountain Home student pursue career in healthcare

Courtesy of Mountain Home Public Schools

Victoria Robb graduated from Mountain Home High School last spring and elected to attend college at ASUMH due to the Mountain Home Promise Scholarship offered by the Mountain Home Education Foundation. 

The Promise Scholarship, which began in 2017, allows Mountain Home High School graduates to attend ASUMH for up to four semesters tuition-free within a three-year window after high school graduation. 

College freshman Victoria Robb chose to begin her college career at ASUMH due to the Mountain Home Education Foundation’s Promise Scholarship. Robb, the daughter of Ryan and Lacey Robb, recently began the RN program at A-State located on the ASUMH campus with the hopes of working with children in an emergency department in the future. Photo provided by Mountain Home Public Schools.

Robb, who knew she wanted to major in nursing, decided to take her basic courses locally before transferring to the A-State Registered Nurse program. “Throughout high school I was set on going out of town to college and getting the ‘college experience.’” she said. “When I found out that I was receiving the Promise, I thought about my future and decided that the ‘college experience’ wasn’t worth paying off for years and that many students don’t get the opportunity to have their first few years of college paid for. This has helped me realize I made the right decision, as I am now working and getting experience in our Emergency Department [at BRMC] in Mountain Home.”

This spring, Robb began her nursing coursework through A-State on the ASUMH campus. Some of her courses are still taken through ASUMH, so she has been able to continue utilizing the Promise this semester. Her ultimate goal is to complete the RN program in 2023 and a BSN program in 2024. She hopes to work with children in an emergency department in the future. 

While ASUMH is not as large as some of the other colleges and universities she considered, Robb has made relationships that will last. “My favorite thing about my own college experience has been the friendships I have made and how you don’t just feel like a number to the professors,” she said. “They genuinely care about you and want what’s best for you. Most people have this impression that staying at a local community college is lonely, but I have made lifelong friends in my nursing program.”

If you are interested in providing a scholarship or learning more about ways to connect with the MHEF, visit our website at MountainHomeEducationFoundation.com or call Executive Director Jennifer Seaman at 870.425.1201.

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