Mari Meza was awarded a scholarship through Providence St. Mary Foundation last year. Fully funded through donations to the Employee Education Fund, $20,000 in scholarships were made available to local caregivers who were continuing their education to advance in clinical careers.

Mari has worked in Providence clinics for several years and is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She hopes to become a speech pathologist and work with children.

She shared, “When I would volunteer to teach English as a second language, I noticed how different sounds do not exist in everyone’s vocabulary toolbox… I have a nephew who doesn’t speak much. I wonder if I could learn to help him and kids like him to have a stronger self-esteem and better chance at a successful future.”  

Mari wants to finish her education to be an example to her children to pursue the things you want in life. She said, “We have been through big struggles as a family and I hope that they have seen that [sticking to it] is important.”

Contributions through the Foundation made it possible to support Mari as she pursued a better future for her family. Your investment in healthcare heroes also ensures local, exceptional healthcare is available right here in our community.   


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