Ann-Marie Koss from Stevensville, Michigan

To be a recipient of the Pursue Your Passion Scholarship by the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation is a tremendous honor. For me, “Living Like Luc” represents paying attention – paying attention to the beauty and mystique that surrounds you, paying attention to how you can make the world a better place, paying attention to whatever motivates you and most importantly, doing whatever it is that you do to the best of your ability. Embracing this mindset helped me to find the tenacity to pivot mid-career to pursue a career in nursing. I am very much a people person and have always been drawn to helping others. I am very grateful for the Pursue Your Passion Scholarship. It is helping enable me to pursue my longstanding interest in becoming a registered nurse and have a bigger impact in my community.