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 Anna Goertzen Loeppky, about what this meant for them.
Why did you choose Booth UC?
Hello, my name is Anna Goertzen Loeppky and I am this year’s recipient of the Transfer Student Scholarship. I am in my first year of the After Degree Bachelor of Social Work. I applied to Booth UC because I had heard that the class sizes were small enough that I would be able to get to know my professors and fellow students in a special way. I was drawn to Booth’s social work program because it focuses on clinical skills and has two practicums, both things that I believe will enhance my learning and aid me as a social worker in the future.
How does the scholarship/award you received impact your life and/or your studies?
When I found out that I got the Transfer Student Scholarship I felt excited and grateful. I am thankful that this money will help cover some of my tuition, while I take a break from working to focus full-time on my studies. I think this will help me find a healthy balance between school, my mental and physical health, and my social life.
This financial gift helped to alleviate the financial burden of post-secondary education and will positively impact my life now and in the future. I appreciate that Booth UC has a scholarship specifically for those transferring from other universities.
How do you plan on using your “Education for a Better World”?
I chose to pursue social work because it combines my passions for working with people and social justice. With my social work degree, I hope to advocate with and for people to improve their lives. As a white settler, I have chosen to learn about Canada’s colonial history and commit to decolonizing my mind and the systems I will work in as a social worker. I want to work towards Canada being a place where all people can flourish.