A Life Goal of Selfless Service
HTLL is proud to announce that Maxwell Wuest is the first 2020 winner of our Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families. Maxwell stood out from the field of worthy applicants as he wove together his military service and nursing career to accomplish his life goal of “Selfless Service.”
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded twice yearly to veterans and their family members aiming to further their secondary education. Our attorneys believe that servicemen and servicewomen deserve the respect, honor, and gratitude of a thankful nation. And, while we can never fully match their selflessness, we aim to give back in small ways and create positive ripples in their lives. HTLL designed this scholarship to help America’s greatest heroes and their families further their educational goals and careers.
An Inspiring Family Legacy
Maxwell attributes the direction his life has taken to being part of an inspiring family. He listened to his aunt’s stories about her experiences as an ER nurse, and how her passion for that work was contagious. He explains, “I’ve seen nursing as a way to serve others and give back to the community while having experiences, unlike any other profession.”
As a teenager, Maxwell became aware of how many of his family members served in the armed forces. From a grandfather who was a member of the US Air force band to others who served as mechanics, engineers, and combat soldiers across the various forces of the US Military, each gave of their own talents to serve their country. He knew he wanted to continue that longstanding legacy. “Being a veteran family member is almost as meaningful as serving in the military. It instills a sense of pride for my country as well as gratitude for other service members and their families,” says Maxwell.
A Dream Come True
During the ten weeks of Basic Training, Maxwell was most impressed by the Seven Army Values—Leadership, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The training transformed him from civilian to soldier, and those values are now an integral part of who he is.
He scored high on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which afforded him the opportunity to train as a Military Operation Specialist in Practical Nursing so that he could fulfill his dream of combining a career in nursing with military service. Now, as a member of the reserves, Maxwell has the opportunity to extend that training and teach other soldiers about emergency care.
Maxwell’s Plans Going Forward
Going forward, Maxwell plans to finish his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then further his military career by becoming a flight nurse. He is devoted to continuing his education and advancing his skills as a medical professional and leader.
Maxwell believes that every person can become who he or she wants to be—that with discipline and perseverance, we can all achieve our objective, one small goal at a time. We need only to believe in ourselves and push through. He told us, “There is a lot happening in our world today, but we cannot change the world without first improving ourselves.”
“I have never seen war, but I have seen the damage it can do.”
Maxwell’s words are truly inspiring. He goes on to add, “Selfless service is defined as putting others before yourself, whether on the battlefield or in everyday life. And selfless service is the foundation on which I built my profession as an LPN, and I look forward to applying this value as a registered nurse.”
HTLL is honored to present Maxwell with the 2020 Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families, and we’re honored to be part of his journey. Congratulations Maxwell and thank you for your service.
For more information on the Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Scholarship for Veterans and Their Families, visit HoskinsAndTurco.com/Scholarship