That is exactly what Sarah Hamblin did after her first effort to win the Columbia Southern University Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, which honors the spouses and children of active-duty public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers)
“I honestly could not believe it. I am not the kind of person that ever wins anything or has any "luck" you could say. I was so excited that all I could say is this is wonderful, so wonderful. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present.”
She will be using her “present” to pursue an online bachelor’s degree in business administration at CSU.
“When I was in high school all the classes I took were business classes because I always planned to purse a business career,” Hamblin explained. “Most of my family members are in the business field. My mother and uncle both are accountants, so it is a field that has always appealed to me.”
Hamblin is very thankful for the award. “This scholarship will allow me to go back to work part time and not worry about how I will pay for school. It is truly a blessing,” said the stay-at-home mom who will soon start working again as a cosmetologist in Colorado.
Hamblin added that the timing is great as her children can get some time with other children before they start preschool. After she finishes her degree, she wants to find a management position in the retail business.
CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in various fields including criminal justice, fire science, occupational safety and health, and business administration.
To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, please call 888-785-3006 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to learn more about CSU, please visit http://www.columbiasouthern.edu.