Nov 9, 2018
The FVTC Foundation made it possible for Kaleigh Cayce to pursue a rewarding career in nursing.
Kaleigh Cayce always wanted to be a nurse. “I came to Fox Valley Tech because I heard about its great nursing program,” she says. “I love the hands-on classes, plus the affordable tuition and scholarships make this an awesome college, too.”
In her first year at FVTC, Cayce received the Bob Bastian/Peabody Manor scholarship to cover the cost of books and classes in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. She then received an Appleton Rotary Foundation scholarship that will go toward her pursuit of a Nursing - RN Associate Degree at FVTC.
“I’ve always worked a variety of jobs, but I still struggle paycheck to paycheck,” states the 20-year-old graduate of Tri-County High School in Plainfield, Wisconsin. “The Foundation’s scholarships have been a life saver.”
Cayce believes that the CNA program prepared her well for a home care job. “The clinical classes taught me how to interact with all types of patients and handle different situations,” she says. “I’m now prepared to manage a wide range of situations working with children, such as bathing, feeding, dressing and more.”
After she graduates from FVTC in 2020, Cayce plans to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. “Eventually I think I would like to be a midwife,” she says. “I’ll always be thankful for the scholarships that helped make it all possible.”
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In 2017-2018, the FVTC Foundation awarded 1,000+ scholarships, totaling $680,000.