ARTA Certificate / Diploma Scholarship 2012 Winners
ARTA sponsors the ARTA Certificate/Diploma Scholarships that are granted to applicants who have successfully completed one or more full years of a certificate or diploma program.
I am currently in my second year of my Accounting Diploma Program, and will graduate this spring from Lethbridge College. I plan on transferring to Athabasca University, taking Bachelor of Commerce classes part-time, while working full-time in an office environment. I hope to graduate from Athabasca University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting in the next three to five years, at which time I will be able to pursue a designation in Accounting over the following two years.
It is always hard to make the decision to go back to school when you could be working full-time and making money instead of going to school full-time and running yourself into debt. Scholarships, such as the ones provided by the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association, support students who otherwise would be looking at a lifetime of paying back student loans. I would like to thank the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association for helping me pursue the education and career that I desire.