Jennifer Taylor, a graduate of William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler, Alberta, has been awarded one of the University of Alberta’s top scholarships. Taylor has earned a President’s Entrance Citation Scholarship, worth $25,000 over four years. She will use the scholarship to study at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus.
The award is one of many prestigious scholarships offered through the U of A’s program of scholastic distinction, and is offered to outstanding students who have an average of 95 per cent throughout high school and are beginning their first undergraduate degrees at the U of A. Senior administrators at high schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada nominate students with distinguished academic and personal achievements for this award.
The Scholastic Distinction Program has offered 76 awards with a total value of $950,000 to outstanding prospective U of A students this year. This program complements a broad scholarship package valued at more than $25 million annually.
Taylor and other top students, professors and staff were honoured recently at the annual University of Alberta Celebrate! Teaching, Learning and Research at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on campus.