Face 2 Face
President's Scholarship recipients share about their TWU experience.
The President’s Scholarship is a $6,000 per year scholarship reserved for students with a GPA of 4.01 or higher. This scholarship is supported by the Trinity Western Fund, which also supports the Provost’s Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship, the TWU Award, and financial aid programs for students of all abilities. The Fund relies on donations from people who understand the importance of providing quality Christian university education. To find out more, or to contribute to the Fund, go to twu.ca/giving or call our Development Office at 604.513.2029
What made you decide to come to TWU?
I came here to study at a school that had a great reputation for nursing, and the program has totally lived up to that reputation. Also, I liked the idea of nursing taught from a Christian viewpoint. Now that I’m here, I’ve found that this means we can discuss issues from more perspectives; there’s a safe environment for open discussion.
TWU’s faith-based environment — and the community it creates within the campus — was the largest factor in my decision to attend. I wanted to attend a university where I could receive an outstanding quality of education in an atmosphere where God is glorified and faith in Jesus Christ is celebrated.
Why did you choose your major?
Nursing is such a direct way to help people and to see the immediate improvement you make on their lives. My experiences working as a care aid for the elderly, and volunteering in an emergency department have really confirmed to me that this is what I want to do.
I just transferred to the human kinetics (HKIN) program this semester. I took a few hkin classes last year, and it was the first time that learning didn’t feel like learning. When I entered university my motivation for choosing a program was to do what I should do; now it’s to do what I love to do.
How did this scholarship impact you?
It was encouraging to know that someone had noticed the hard work I’d put into my studies. Also, the scholarship motivates me to keep my grades up so that I qualify every year.
It was an important factor in my decision to attend TWU. Scholarships lightened the financial pressure of school and allowed me to focus on my studies.
What's your favourite part of the school day?
My classes. In our small nursing department, a class is more than sitting at a desk and listening to a lecture. It’s a chance to get together with the rest of the close-knit community of nursing students and professors.
I know I should say my classes because my profs are knowledgeable and anything but boring, but to be honest, my best part of the day is taking a break with friends or going to the gym.
What's a memorable experience you've had at TWU?
Giving a needle for the first time. I was really nervous and afraid I’d pass out.
Fort Week. There’s a different competition every night, from tug-of-war to sock wars—where you have to get the other teams’ socks off. You can really feel the TWU campus atmosphere.
What are your plans for the future?
I once visited orphan homes during a trip to Moldova. I really want to return there as a trained nurse to help and love the kids in those homes.
I would love to someday work as a strength and conditioning coach for a professional sports team.
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