CALGARY, Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Robertson College Calgary is pleased to announce the launch of an annual Memorial Scholarship to honor Tara Ann Roe. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Tara was among the 58 people that lost their lives on October 01, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Tara Ann Roe Memorial Scholarship will award up to $15,000 to one exceptional prospective or current student of the Community Support Worker program at Robertson College Calgary. The deadline to submit an application, available on the college's website, is March 29, 2018.
Tara lived with her husband Zach and their sons, Louis and Lennon in Okotoks, Alberta, at the time of her death. She was a truly remarkable person with a kind heart who was always willing to help others.
Tara had a very rewarding career as a Teacher's Assistant working with Autistic children. Her innate desire to give back to the community is where the idea for a memorial scholarship in Community Support Work stemmed from.
"Tara was a valued member of the community and we want her story to inspire Community Workers for generations to come. The Tara Ann Memorial Scholarship is great way to reinforce the importance of the impact community champions like, Tara, have on the well-being of those around them," says Dean Olsen, Campus Director, Robertson College Calgary.
The Community Support Worker Program at Robertson College Calgary aims to help students develop the skills they need to provide physical, psychological, and social support to individuals of all ages, who are in need.
More information on the scholarship application can be found on Robertson College's website.
About Robertson College:
Robertson College and its parent company ECG have been delivering career- focused education and training in Western Canada since 1911. With four vibrant campuses located in Calgary, Edmonton, Brandon and Winnipeg, Robertson College is known for our personalized and hands-on approach to post-secondary education.
SOURCE Robertson College
For further information: Arpita Goala, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Robertson College, e: [email protected], p: 204.957.6615