December 14, 2016

ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship 2016 Winners

TW Insurance Brokers, in conjunction with ARTA, provides the ARTA–TW Insurance Scholarships that are awarded to students presently registered in the second, third or fourth year of a program leading to an undergraduate degree.

2016 Winners

Calvin_HowardCalvin W. Howard

I am overjoyed to be selected for the ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship. Not only will this money help me fund my final year at university, but it will also help me save for the long and costly road of medical schooling. The best part about this award is the recognition that what I have been working to accomplish is noteworthy. It fills me with confidence to keep moving forward and to have pride in what I have achieved. It is fantastic that there are organizations such as the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association that provide such encouraging awards to youth in Alberta.

This money will help me continue striving for what I would like to achieve, which is to become a physician-researcher. I would like to help the ill in hospital settings as a doctor while also conducting research in the advanced field of neuroprosthetics to give amputees properly working limbs again.

Thank you so much.


Avery_NielsonAvrey B. Nielsen

I would like to thank the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association for selecting me to be a recipient of the ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship. I am grateful to ARTA for providing the funds to allow me to enhance my career in the field of science. Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me as it will help relieve the financial pressures of going to school and allow me to focus on my studies, while continuing to be involved in the community. I feel very honoured to have been selected.

I am currently completing my second year of a Bachelor of Science degree at Red Deer College. After completing my degree, I plan to apply for medical school to work towards my goal of becoming a doctor. I am looking forward to entering a profession in which I will be able to combine my passion for science and my love of helping others.


Sarah_L_RoseSarah L. Rose

This ARTA scholarship will be of immense help to me in funding the last year of my English Literature undergraduate program and in my aspirations toward graduate studies. I will be applying for graduate programs both in Canada and abroad, and hope to eventually use my experience in academia to teach English at the university level. I come from a family of teachers, and having seen the ways in which a good teacher can impact the lives and budding subjectivities of her students has always been a great inspiration to me. Teaching at a university is a huge responsibility, and I believe that my dual experience with formal training at the University of Alberta combined with the tradition of education in my family puts me in a unique position to make a difference.

Again, thank you so much.