Acorn Fund recipient uses savings to pursue nursing degree

Most kids are terrified when they go to the doctor's office. Reanna Dorsey was fascinated.

Dorsey is now taking her interest in the medical field and pursuing a nursing degree through Rowan College at Gloucester County.

A 2016 graduate from Salem High School, Dorsey was one of the first students to sign up for our foundation's Acorn Fund program, which gives any student who is living or attending public school in Salem City money for college. She received $1,000 just for signing up, and has used that money to help pay for fees and books for her classes.

She said that money has gone a long way toward helping her get closer to her dream.

"If I didn't have the Acorn Fund I wouldn't be able to go to college," she said.

More than 600 Salem students have now signed up for the Acorn Fund, but there are hundreds more students who are eligble and haven't yet taken advantage. To learn more and sign up for the Acorn Fund, visit our Savings page.

Next

Salem's Good Samaritans: Stephanie Marshall