Cindy Camp - Dissertation du lauréat, 2001

My goal is to become an Occupational Therapist. Originally when I attended university in September 1972, I enrolled in pre-rehab medicine. Unfortunately, I did not apply myself and was asked to leave. I chose another field of study, but after two years of college, I became ill and was not able to complete my schooling. I worked for 22 years before attending school again.

In January 1998, I was accepted into the Therapist Assistant program at Grant MacEwan College. I selected the Occupational Therapist Assistant path and graduated with honours in April 1999. This program, along with some of my previous college courses, gave me the prerequisites required to apply to the University of Alberta. I was accepted, and started the Occupational Therapy program in September 1999. Half of my training in the faculty is complete and I have 1.5. years remaining in my quest for my BScOT. At this point in time, I am hoping to work in pediatrics. This past summer I worked as a day camp counsellor for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Previously I have volunteered with the Little Bits Riding Club (riding for the disabled). This school year I am volunteering with the Paralympic Sports Association.

As a single parent going back to school at this point in my life, I hope to show my two teenage daughters, that life is a continual learning experience and that it is never too late to pursue a dream. Your scholarship will help make my dream a reality.