Meet Social Work Student and Scholarship Recipient, Sarah Rumancik

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 Sarah Rumancik, what this meant for them.

Why did you choose Booth UC?

I chose Booth UC to pursue my degree in social work primarily because of the school atmosphere. When looking at other universities’ programs, I felt discouraged – I heard a lot about how competitive the programs were and it seemed unwelcoming. Because Booth UC is smaller and focuses on giving quality training to students to further their mission of positive social change, their social work program felt much more accessible. Upon my first tour of the campus in 2020, I was greeted in the hallway by several students which felt very welcoming. The small campus is much easier to navigate which makes the start of the school year far less intimidating! Staff are easy to get a hold of and quick to help, and the small class sizes make it easier to connect with peers and professors. Booth UC has a very positive, community-minded environment that is conducive to general well-being and academic success.

How does the scholarship you received impact your life and/or your studies?

I was honoured and pleasantly surprised to receive the Fisher Memorial Social Work Scholarship this year. It feels good to see my hard work recognized, and the financial aid aspect certainly helps reduce some stress! As a single parent and full-time student, I’m unable to work alongside my studies, so any scholarships or bursaries I receive help me continue my studies while minimizing student debt. This allows me to have a greater focus on my studies and really enjoy the journey.

How do you plan on using your “Education for a Better World”?

My path to social work was born out of my own struggles; therefore, I want to use my life experiences and education from Booth UC to pay forward the positive impact that social workers have had in my own life. I would love to work with women and children, and am passionate about prevention, empowerment, and rehabilitation work. I want to help people see their own strengths and that hope and healing are possible.


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