In Focus: Katrina Bryce, Financial Assistance
In Focus is a new special spotlight series featuring employees who work behind-the-scenes at Mohawk College.
How long at Mohawk College:
Tell us what you do at the college?
The Financial Assistance department is a vital student service within the Registrar's Office that helps students learn about their options for paying for college. We offer OSAP support, how to apply for scholarships and bursaries, and financial literacy resources through MoMoney.
As Awards Officer, I am responsible for determining, reviewing and processing scholarships and bursaries at Mohawk College. I work closely with the Mohawk College Foundation and Academic Departments to promote, review, determine and disburse these awards to students.
What is the one thing that makes you want to come to work each day?
Knowing that my team and I can assist in removing financial barriers between students and their post-secondary education. I see how appreciative award recipients are and it makes me happy to come to work every day. I love knowing that this funding took some of the financial pressures off their shoulders so they can focus more on the most important aspect of college, learning. Students and learning are at the heart of all we do.
What is something your colleagues may not know about you?
I have a Mohawk College diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services (’12) as well as in Business – Accounting (’14). I started working at Mohawk in 2013 as a student in our accounting department through the Campus Student Employment Program. I now assist with the same program that helped me on the way to my dream job.