BS '11, Nursing
Like a lot of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Xe Yang worked hard in class, earning a BS in nursing this spring.
She worked hard outside the classroom as a nursing assistant in neurosurgery at UW Hospital and Clinics. Thanks to a University of Wisconsin Credit Union Great People Scholarship, the first-generation college student was able to give up a second job as an assistant at a retirement home to devote more time to her studies, which she hopes take her to graduate school.
“My Great People Scholarship helped me financially with part of my tuition, and it allowed me to concentrate on my studies, so I didn’t have to work so many hours,” Yang said. “It helped pay for my essentials and stay more focused on earning my degree.”
Yang has an older sister who also graduated from the UW-Madison School of Nursing, and a brother and sister are freshmen at UW-Milwaukee.