Two B.Kin. students get scholarships they say helped get them through
Roberts is in the bachelor of kinesiology (co-operative) program. After that, she wants to attend Dalhousie University for a masters in physiotherapy. She says the scholarship certainly lifted some of the financial burden, which allowed her to focus more on her studies. "I also believe that the scholarship, in a sense, acts as a reward for all of the hard work that I put into school. I am a very dedicated student and work very hard to get good grades. Getting this scholarship not only increased my confidence in my ability, but also pushed me to work harder so that such opportunities are possibile. I am very grateful for the scholarship and it has certainly gone to good use."
Forsey will graduate with her bachelor of kinesiology this April. She'd also like to get a masters in physiotherapy or enroll in medicine at Memorial. "The Grimes-Weld Scholarship has helped me complete my undergraduate degree loan-free. This means a lot to me since I plan to continue my education and complete a masters in physiotherapy. To do this I need to leave the province as Memorial does not currently have a physiotherapy program. This means higher tuition and travel costs, and most likely higher living expenses, so I am appreciative of any amount of financial support I receive." Forsey says she's also grateful to for the scholarship and who it is named for because it symbolizes their dedication to health care which is something close to her heart.
The Grimes-Weld Scholarships are awarded annually in memory of Nurse Joy Grimes and Dr. Elizabeth Weld, who died tragically in 1984 while serving the people of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.