Luna Awarded Wencel Scholarship
National Park College (NPC) student Kimberly Luna was recently awarded the Wencel
Social Sciences scholarship. She is completing her associate degree in social work.
Luna lived with a family member who battled with mental health issues when she was younger. She was surrounded by social workers and counselors and learned the importance of this support group. This group offered advice, guidance and resources through her struggles. She wants to give back to the community that invested so much in her family.
NPC instructor Carol Gray said, “I really enjoyed having Kim in my class. She often would come early to sit and talk about whatever was going on in her life and freely shared joys and struggles. She did not let her struggles hinder her for too long and by the next class usually had a victory to share about how she got through it. She always has a smile on her face when I see her with her friends. I know that she really looks forward to working in her career field when she gets through with her college goals. She will be an asset to the field, and she is a well-deserved recipient of this scholarship.”
Luna is in her last semester at NPC. She shared, “I was surprised to receive the scholarship. It is a blessing, and I am super excited. I am very thankful.”