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UGDSB students receive exciting scholarship news

(Updated May 29, 2020)
May 22, 2020

GUELPH, Ontario – It is the time of year where many Upper Grand District School Board students are hearing about exciting scholarship offers.

Graduating Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute International Baccalaureate student Tara recently received the news that she is being awarded the Schulich Leader Scholarship.

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is awarded to 100 students across Canada each year by partner universities. Each student is awarded $80,000 or $100,000 to use to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of STEM.

Tara GCVI student

Tara, GCVI

Tara will be using the $80,000 scholarship next year to pursue Environmental Science at the University of Waterloo in the fall. She is looking forward to being “able to take part in finding ways to conserve and protect our environment, and reverse some of the effects humans have had” on the environment.

Congratulations Tara!

More great news from GCVI, graduating student Omar was awarded a $42,000 President’s Scholarship from the University of Guelph. 

This scholarship is considered one of the more prestigious entrance awards at the University of Guelph and is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership in their extra-curricular activities.

Omar will be studying Biomedical Sciences when he starts at the University of Guelph in the fall.


Omar, GCVI

Omar is excited about the scholarship and said, “There’s no way I would have won this scholarship without the support I received during my years in the IB program…This scholarship is definitely a big step towards helping me have a career in medical research.”

Congratulations Omar!

GCVI student Ashna has also been awarding an exciting scholarship opportunity. The University of Toronto has awarded her the National Scholarship and the Dean’s Merit Award for Engineering.

The National Scholarship recognizes original and creative thinkers, community leaders, and high academic achievers. This scholarship is valued at $110,000. Additionally, the Dean’s Merit Award if awarded on the basis of academic excellence and extra-curricular involvement. This award is valued at $10,000

Ashna GCVI

Ashna, GCVI

Ashna said that, “My life goal is to make a positive difference in our world through the development of sustainable systems…I am grateful for the enriching learning opportunities and challenges that I have had in the IB Program at GCVI.”

Congratulations Ashna!

More exciting scholarship news out of Norwell District Secondary School. Grade 12 student Dajung has also been awarded the Schulich Scholarship.

Dajung has been selected for this $80,000 award based on her academic excellence and leadership, her exceptional involvement at Norwell DSS and the community, and her entrepreneurial spirit.

Dajung will be studying software design in the fall.

Congratulations Dajung!

Dajung Norwell DSS

Dajung, Norwell DSS

Andrew is the latest graduate out of GCVI to receive exciting scholarship news.

He was awarded the $8,000 Ontario Minor Hockey Association Bursary. This award is only given to five recipients across Ontario and it provides minor hockey players recognition of their outstanding commitment to community service, athletics and academics.

Andrew will be using his scholarship to study law abroad at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

Andrew GCVI

Andrew, GCVI

Andrew said that, “The legal field has always been a source of great excitement for me. My dream is to be able to use my education and the passion I have in this field to be able to help people who find themselves in difficult situations while maintaining society’s safety. I chose to study law as it is the first tangible step I can take towards achieving this goal.”

Congratulations Andrew!​

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