December 15, 2011

ARTA Degree Scholarship 2011 Winners

The ARTA Degree Scholarships are awarded to students presently registered in the second, third or fourth year of a program leading to an undergraduate degree.

2011 Winners

Alanna Bowie

After I finish my BSc with a major in Biology at the University of Calgary, I hope to enter medical school and subsequently practice medicine in Canada or with Doctors Without Borders. I enjoy long distance running and have completed three half marathons to date. I volunteer, and tutor math and science to middle school and high school students.


Neekoo Collett

Neekoo Collett is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, where she is pursuing a BA (Honours) in Political Science. She helps to organize the High School Model United Nations Conference and volunteers with the Centre for Family Literacy. In the future she hopes to work for the Canadian Foreign Service or a Non-Governmental Organization to help to further Canadian contributions to the global community. She feels very honoured to be a recipient of this scholarship and would like to thank the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Associated for their support.


Russell Hirsch

I would like to thank the ARTA for their generous support through this scholarship. I graduated from Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton and am currently in my third year of a BFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Afterwards, I hope to succeed as an author and scriptwriter. I am also completing a minor in French and am considering possible careers in translation. I enjoy volunteering for various charitable fundraisers, including head shavings and skating marathons, most of which have supported the BC Children`s Hospital.


Katherine McDonald

I grew up in Edmonton where I was much involved in dance, then moved to Winnipeg in order to study (and later dance) ballet professionally. It is through my intense pursuit of dance that I discovered my interest in human anatomy, biomechanics, physicality, and health. Now in my third year of studying kinesiology at the undergraduate level, I wish to pursue graduate studies in physiotherapy to help others achieve their fullest capacity through optimal physical health.


Stephen Miazga

I’m currently in my third year of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. I plan to complete my degree and then apply to med school. I want to be a doctor because I find the human body fascinating and enjoy working with people.


Ryan Johnson

From: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Degree Program: BSc Athletic Training
Place: Greensboro College, NC
Sponsor: Nellie Finnell


Denise Whitford

From: Sherwood Park
Degree Program: Honours BSc
Place: U of A
Sponsor: Elaine Whitford