Ruth Sharp is a Business Management major from Tooele, Utah and is a single mother of seven children. Because of her circumstances, Ruth wasn’t sure how she would be able to continue to support her family on her own.
Then Ruth was awarded the Single Mother Scholarship to help cover her tuition and fees to further her education.
“I had not been in the workforce for almost 23 years.” Says Ruth. “I wasn’t sure what I was going to do before I was given this opportunity. Because of this, I am looking forward to the day that I will be able to provide for my family.”
Ruth shares that one of the things she’s most excited about in her pursuit of higher education is knowing that she’s setting an example for her children and grandchildren by getting her degree.
“I really appreciate the donors who have provided me with this opportunity.” She says. “I never thought I was smart enough to go to school and I never saw myself going to college. I am doing things I never thought possible.”