She is a mother of three, who is pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in dietetics at Johnson County Community College. Her five-year-old daughter suffers from severe allergies, which make anything with milk or soy protein, most nuts, red dye #40, vaccination medicines and even green beans and oranges potentially deadly.
Due to her allergies and the wide variety of associated hazards, Weaver has kept her daughter at home until now. But a strong desire to earn a good income without being gone from her family on nights and weekends drove Weaver to obtain a higher education.
Encouraged by this scholarship, Weaver said, “Now I can be out of school before my kids start college. I can actually start saving for their college funds!”