#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Lisa Leyn, 42, of Blanchard, OK

When her grandmother began needing full-time care, Lisa Leyn knew she was the right person for the job. She has been so inspired by caring for her grandmother that she hopes to work for a nonprofit organization caring for the elderly and disadvantaged youth after graduating from the University of Oklahoma.

Leyn’s two children, 13 and 17, are sure to be equally inspired by their mother’s work.

“I wanted to be an example for them, not just tell them to do something without doing it myself,” Leyn said.

She will use her scholarship funds to cover the costs of books and school supplies for her remaining semesters in school.

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