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Student nominated by District 23 receives 2022 RTOERO scholarship

Jun 22, 2022

To invest in a better future for our communities, RTOERO offers an annual scholarship program and awards scholarships valued at $3,000 each to 20 post-secondary students. The scholarships will help the students to pursue goals that support well-being, and the health of our people and places.

One student nominated by District 23 North York received the RTOERO scholarship in 2022:

Rebecca McCulligh is a student in the masters of social work program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Rebecca’s career goals centre around providing a multitude of therapies to seniors in long-term care. She has done a placement as a student therapist at a community health centre, where over half of her clients were seniors. She says this age group often can feel forgotten, which is why she wants to provide a feeling of inclusion and promote equity within mental health.

RTOERO members are encouraged to recommend students for the annual scholarships. To date, RTOERO has awarded scholarships totaling more than $550,000.

To apply for the scholarships, students had to describe how their studies and goals relate to RTOERO’s purpose, what influenced them to pursue their intended career and how their contributions (to family, school, work, community) have aligned with RTOERO’s goal and values.

This year’s recipients are studying in programs including nursing, medicine, speech-language pathology, social work, health sciences, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, pharmacy and education.