At Booth University College, we strive to make a high-quality education as affordable as possible through programs that recognize and reward students. We asked a few of our scholarship recipients, including Bisetsa Babati, what this meant for them.
Why did you choose Booth UC?
I chose Booth UC for various reasons. First, I like the small class sizes. It allows students to connect with each other and, at the same time, get the support they need from professors. Secondly, Booth UC aligns with my Christian beliefs and values. For me, that means the environment itself allows you to be who you are. But it also changes how you view the world around you and enables you to be an effective community servant. Lastly, I am interested in social work and Booth UC empowers students with knowledge so they can make contributions to the changes we need for a better Canada and a better world.
How does the scholarship/award you received impact your life and/or your studies?
The scholarship I received offers me great hope to achieve my goals in higher education. It reduces the worry about debt, and allows me to focus on my studies. The social work program focuses on solutions-based learning that touches directly on many challenges that individuals, communities, and organizations are facing. I am truly humbled and grateful for being awarded this scholarship that gives me the opportunity to prioritize this learning.
How do you plan on using your “Education for a Better World”?
My plan to use my Education for a Better World is to get involved in community work and tackle issues that affect the most vulnerable. I want to be a voice for the voiceless. This may mean defending those who are unjustly prosecuted or those who are denied the right to access health care. It may mean protecting and advocating for kids who are neglected or abused. Or it could be pressuring the government to invest more in green energy and the environment.