Cassandra Hurst is a second year student at Kankakee Community College. She is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and hopes to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. In addition to her studies, Cassandra is a decorated equestrian, having won a national championship in 2015.
Casandra works two jobs to pay for college and support her horses. She has worked hard for everything that she has, because she believes that, as a woman, you should be able to support yourself independently. Cassandra hopes to one day attend the Police Academy and have a career as a Conservation Police Officer.
Receiving the Century Scholars Scholarship has allowed Cassandra to work toward completing her Associate’s Degree before transferring to a four year university.