Oakville, Milton high school students among recipients of ‘prestigious’ scholarship

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Published June 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

Three Oakville students and another from Milton are among the 100 recipients selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship in Canada. PEXELS PHOTO

Three high school students from Oakville and one from Milton are among the 100 students selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Evie Bouganim, a Grade 12 student at Oakville Trafalgar High School, Ella Chow, a Grade 12 student at Milton District High School, Caroline Huang, a Grade 12 student at Abbey Park High School, and Manasva Katyal, a Grade 12 student at White Oaks Secondary School, were named recipients for their outstanding academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.

The prestigious scholarships total $440,000 to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in their post-secondary education.

“On behalf of the Halton District School Board, we are so proud of the accomplishments of these four exceptional students, they represent a shining example of the excellence that permeates our Board,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.

“We wish them all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to seeing all that they accomplish in their postsecondary careers.”

One of Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships, the award is presented to 100 entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada.

Partner universities include the University of Toronto, Western University in London, McMaster University in Hamilton, University of British Columbia and McGill University in Montreal.

A total of 50 engineering scholarships are awarded at a value of $120,000, while 50 science and math winners receive $100,000 for their scholarships.

High school students in Canada can nominate one graduating student every year to apply for the scholarship.

This year there were over 300,000 high school candidates with some 1,500 nominees.

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