December 21, 2017

ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship 2017 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.

2017 Winners

Tristan Pidner

I am honoured to be awarded the ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship, which will be invaluable in helping me to achieve my academic goals by allowing me to focus exclusively on my studies in the upcoming school year. I am entering my fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology at the University of Alberta, after which I hope to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. My current academic path stems from my desire to use my personal experiences with chronic illness in order to help others with similar issues, specifically chronic pain. I would also very much like to thank my grandmother Susan Bell, whose ARTA membership allowed me to apply for this scholarship and whose lifelong commitment to education has always been an inspiration.


Nabilah Gulamhusein

I am deeply humbled, honoured and grateful to be a 2017 ARTA scholarship recipient. It is encouraging to know that this award is being bestowed on me in recognition of all of my hard work and dedication to my academic studies and extra-curricular activities. The ARTA award will financially support my ambition to attend medical school as I have always had the desire to serve humanity and make an impact on the quality of life of individuals suffering ill health. This scholarship will also allow me to volunteer for service projects in Tanzania that I plan to undertake within the next couple of years.


Connor Meeker

I am honoured and thrilled to have been selected for the ARTA–TW Insurance Degree Scholarship. This award will go a long way towards supporting my fourth year of undergraduate studies. Financial support like this allows me to focus on my studies and stay involved in both my campus and local communities. After I complete my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue graduate studies in theatre. I want to investigate the ways that storytelling and performance intersect with society and how they can be used to promote positive social change.

Coming from a family of teachers, I’ve learned to appreciate how truly valuable education is. I would like to thank the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association for providing me with this generous support.