Elnora student awarded for scholastic effort

Elnora native Lisa Armstrong, recipient of multiple scholarships from University of Calgary and Red Deer College on November 25, 2013. ECA Review/Submitted

Elnora native Lisa Armstrong was the recipient of five awards and scholarships from Red Deer College on Monday, November 25.
A fourth-year University of Calgary student working out of the Red Deer College on her Bachelor of Psychology, Armstrong said she was excited to be the recipient of such an honour.
“I’m always surprised when I [receive an award] because Red Deer College has such great and dedicated students,” she says. “So to find out I won was a very proud moment.”
Armstrong was awarded her scholarships based on academic merit and volunteer efforts. Her awards included the Norman E. Wagner Scholarship, Louise McKinny Post-Secondary Scholarship and Lois Hole Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship, which is awarded to only six University students in all of Alberta.
“It’s motivating to know that not only instructors give positive feedback but the school, as an institution, recognizes what you do,” says Armstrong. “The money allows me to not do so much of a typical part time job and focus on school and volunteering more.”
She says after she graduates this year she hopes to look at applying for a Master’s in Social or Health Psychology, but intends to gain experience in the field and hopefully travel prior to this.

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