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GCVI students receive exciting scholarship news

June 25, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – International Baccalaureate (IB) students at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute have received some exciting scholarship news over the last several weeks.

Leo L. has received the $42,000 President’s Scholarship from the University of Guelph, as well as an entrance scholarship from McMaster University. According to Leo, “I was awarded a President’s Scholarship at the University of Guelph where I will be studying Biomedical Sciences. I haven’t accepted this offer yet, but I’m super psyched about all the opportunities this scholarship holds so I think that I most likely will [accept].”

Leo continued to say, “In the future, I want to use my skills and knowledge to be of service to others. I hope to go into the medical field, either as a researcher or a practicing physician. My experience in the IB program was definitely challenging, but worth it in so many ways. I am most grateful to the IB program for connecting me with amazing peers and incredible teachers who have supported me and helped me at every step of the way.”


Maya A. has received the $20,000 Academic Leadership Scholarship from the University of Guelph. This scholarship is only awarded to 35 students each year.

According to Maya, “I’ll be going into Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph this fall. I was lucky enough to receive the Academic Leadership scholarship. University expenses are quite hefty so this scholarship will really help me with my tuition and any other future academic endeavours.”

Maya continued to say, “I’m really proud of myself for getting this scholarship, it shows that all the work over the past two years of the IB [program] have finally paid off and it only inspires me to work harder in the coming years. I am grateful for all the support and guidance I was provided throughout IB and I truly believe that the program is a big factor as to why I was able to receive such an amazing achievement.”


Kavya V, received the $20,000 Academic Leadership Scholarship from the University of Guelph, as well as being offered a $30,000 scholarship from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Kavya said, “The Academic Leadership Scholarship was offered to me by the University of Guelph for my undergraduate degree. Specifically, a Bachelors of Commerce with a major in Government, Economics, and Management. Even though I haven’t accepted any offers from universities yet, I am definitely leaning towards the University of Guelph.”

Kavya continues to say, “My goal is to go to law school outside of the country after my undergrad so this scholarship will definitely help me to save money to put towards my graduate goals. I am extremely happy to have received this scholarship but I know that it would not have been possible without the support of my IB teachers and peers! IB compelled me to face new challenges outside of my comfort zone, take on new activities in school and the greater community which not only helped me to grow as a student but as a well-rounded individual. I have had on-going active support from all of our amazing IB teachers which made the experience worthwhile! I hope that in the future I can apply these new skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others.”


Alexandra A., has been awarded the Clara E. Elliott Scholarship of $10,000 from the University of Guelph. This scholarship is awarded to two students entering a Bachelor of Science program at the school.

Alexandra said, “I am going to be attending the University of Guelph to study human nutrition. With the money I received from the scholarship, I plan to put it towards school fees. I am so grateful to have been selected for this scholarship. It is an amazing feeling to be acknowledged for all the hard work I’ve put into my studies within these few years. Also, a shoutout to my teachers, friends, and parents for supporting and encouraging me throughout this journey.”

Alexandra GCVI IB

Congratulations to all the GCVI students who have received exciting scholarship news, we wish you luck in your post-secondary studies.

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