December 15, 2013

ARTA Certificate / Diploma Scholarship 2013 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.

2013 Winners

Jamey_WagnerJamey Wagner

I want to thank the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association for this scholarship. I am currently in my third and final year of retraining to become a massage therapist after losing my sight very unexpectedly from being struck by another driver while driving to work. This is therefore my second round of college, and, of course, it is much trickier than the first time. This scholarship, however, makes this attempt much more bearable and enjoyable, so thank you very much for this support.

I have chosen to retrain as a massage therapist because I enjoy working with people and my sense of touch now is quite enhanced since losing my sight. I already know I made the right choice as I love being able to help others with the skills I am developing. It feels great to give people back their ability to function and enjoy life pain-free. I am determined to succeed in my studies, and I look forward to having the opportunity to get back into the work force in a new career where my goal will be to help people recover from injuries and car accidents like the one that changed my life.

Alexis_MitchellAlexis Mitchell

I would like to give thanks to ARTA for awarding me this scholarship. I am entering my second year of Architecture Technologies at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. This two-year program has maintained my full interest since the day I started. I love the course material, the people I get to interact with, and the numerous career possibilities that it allows me. I plan on continuing my education by enrolling in courses leading towards an Interior Design Technologies Diploma and a Bachelor of Technologies following this first two-year diploma. I hope to expand my education by working towards a masters degree in architecture later on in my career. I have played in wind orchestras for eight years as a baritone saxophonist. This year is my second year in the Edmonton Cosmopolitan Music Society and I love the variety of music we play and all the different venues as well. Music and architecture are my two passions and I am lucky enough that they play such big roles in my life. This scholarship will help ease some burdens so I can focus and excel at my passions.

Abby_HallAbby Hall

I am currently in my second year at the combined Lab and X-Ray Technology program at NAIT. I am originally from Raymond, and am now finishing up the practicum portion of my program at the Taber Hospital.

I would like to thank ARTA for awarding the scholarship to me. Going through school is tough financially and this scholarship will help to enable me to pursue my educational goals. I love both the lab and x-ray portions of my studies and plan to continue my education in diagnostic imaging as there are so many options. With the help of this scholarship my goals are much more obtainable.

Thank you once again.