ATRA’s Student Development Committee wanted to highlight past Peg Connolly Scholars to gain some insight into their experience at as a scholar. Check out what this past scholar had to say!
“I first heard of the Peg Connolly Scholarship from my professor during class. I wasn’t 100% sure what it entailed but it sounded like an awesome way to jump in the therapeutic recreation world. To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to be chosen. When I found out I was going to Oklahoma City as a Peg Connolly Scholar I was beyond excited and slightly intimidated. I was about to meet the people who wrote my textbooks, ATRA board members and professionals who have been in the field for decades. And who was I? I had just graduated and was trying to figure out my next steps. Being at the conference and meeting hundreds of professionals was a great way to get my journey going. I had multiple job interview offers and gained insight on some of the controversial topics we are still trying to figure out in our profession. I met a great group of girls who were my fellow Peg Connolly Scholars and made countless memories. Even though we were together for only a few days, by the end we had shared our fears and our future goals creating a bond that was unique and unforgettable. I would have never had this experience if I wasn’t willing to be vulnerable and push myself to apply and take on the challenge of being a Peg Connolly Scholar. The confidence gained, friendships made, and professional connections were invaluable and a great way to start off my career as a CTRS.
Katelyn Winslow, CTRS
Peg Connolly Scholar 2014″
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