ARTA Certificate/Diploma Scholarship Recipients 2022
The ARTA Governance Committee administers the ARTA scholarship program that awards a total of six scholarships in degree programs and another six in certificate or diploma programs. This year we accepted fifty-seven applications; the award recipients are listed below.
Thanks go to TW Insurance Brokers and ARTA who sponsor the degree scholarships. Degree applicants must have completed one, two, or three years of an undergraduate or transfer program. The Certificate/Diploma scholarships, sponsored by ARTA, are for students who have completed one or more full years of a certificate or diploma program.
On behalf of the Governance Committee, I would like to thank all applicants and congratulate all those who have been selected for a scholarship.
The following are student responses addressing the questions: What impact have teachers had in your life? Who is your greatest role model? What is your greatest achievement? If you could compare yourself to an animal, what animal would that be?
If I could compare myself with any animal, it would be a giraffe. They are quiet, shy, and calm, like I am. Giraffes are unique animals who stand tall and are a symbol of looking into the future. I, like a giraffe, like to be unique and look forward to the future, rather than dwelling on the past.
Teachers have had a crucial role in my life: two in particular, Ms. T and Ms. C, meant so much. Ms. T helped calm my first-day jitters as I entered a new school and was always willing to help. Ms. C made my three years incredible, constantly making class fun, telling entertaining stories, and finding something to laugh about. The positive impact teachers have on their students’ lives makes the world a better place.
If I had to compare myself to an animal, I would say I am most like a mountain lion. Self-reliant, I strive for perfection and rely heavily on my intuition and thirst for knowledge. I am a go-getter and not afraid to research and take on a project. Mountain lions have a sharp intelligence, they are self-reliant, intuitive and strive for success — characteristics I relate to.
Since September 2019, I have been a youth leader at Hope City Church, and one of my greatest achievements is the trusting relationships I have built with my students. I consider it an accomplishment and a privilege when one of my students feels safe enough to come to me with what they are going through and has the courage to ask for help.
One of my greatest achievements came during the COVID-19 pandemic when I returned to post-secondary education at 45 years old. I enrolled at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and am now in the completion stages of my Interior Design Certificate. Achieving success in my courses, I have completed the first part of the program within a compressed timeline while achieving honours with my GPA.
Teachers are such an important part of students’ lives; they have such an influence on how children succeed in life. Teachers have taught me many important life skills and they are friends who are here to support us. To this day I still am in contact with some of my teachers who helped shape the person I’ve become today.