TWU student wins scholarship from AUCC and future TWU nurses get a boost from the B.C. government

Langley, British Columbia—Katrina Maier’s hard work is paying off. The first-year Trinity Western University student from Kelowna, B.C., is one of 36 university students from across Canada to be awarded the Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited scholarship. To be eligible for the $5,000 scholarship from the Association of Universities and Colleges, students must achieve a high academic standing.

Maier is completing her first semester of studies, with a major in biology and minor in psychology. “I love the availability of the professors here and the well-rounded background I’m getting through my classes,” she comments.

In addition to Maier, seven students in TWU’s degree nursing program were awarded British Columbia Health Care Scholarships from the government of B.C.

“I believe these scholarships represent a significant investment in the profession of nursing and are an important strategy for addressing the shortage of nurses in the province,” says Barbara Pesut, director of TWU’s nursing program. “We’re committed to preparing practitioners for an evermore complex and rapidly changing health care environment.”

The TWU recipients of the $3,500 British Columbia Health Care Scholarship are Karen Vanderboom of Langley, B.C., Charlotte Loewen of Abbotsford, B.C., Alissa Braun of Coquitlam, B.C., Juliana Sauer of Vancouver, B.C., Heidi Rhebergen of Smithers, B.C., Ashley Dacosta of Kitimat, B.C., and Kara Bennett of Evansburg, Alta.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,000 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2012-08-21
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