This year’s winner is Carrie M. from Wisconsin.

Dear WOW,

Thank you SO much for supporting my dreams and for granting me a scholarship for the school year. I became a young mother at the age of 17, and although it’s been challenging at times, I’m actually earning my four year degree in three and a half years this fall with a BFA from UW-Milwaukee! I wish more people would believe in single mothers, instead of judging and looking down on them. It is only with support from such a wonderful, rare organization like WOW that single mothers feel strength to not give up, but be the best mothers, students, and overall people that they can be. I am a firm believer in will power and positivity. I am beyond thankful for WOW’s support towards my education and hope that I can be an example for other young women that find themselves as young mothers. It is possible! You can be successful, if you choose to be. I hope someday that I can be a helping hand to other young moms who are in need of support for their education. I have been so moved by WOW’s kindness and generosity – THANK YOU SO MUCH! 🙂

Carrie Martin