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Laurier celebrates the winners of 100 centennial scholarships
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Students, staff and faculty packed the Senate and Board Chamber at Laurier’s Waterloo campus Jan. 17 as the university officially recognized the winners of a centennial initiative awarding 100 promising students with one-year full-tuition scholarships.
Undergraduate and graduate students who embody the traits of leadership, passion and achievement – the ‘Laurier DNA’ – were encouraged to apply for the scholarships. Family and friends were also encouraged to nominate students who exhibit these traits.
“We received an overwhelming response to the call for applications,” said Deborah MacLatchy, vice-president: Academic & Provost. “Most impressive, however, was the volume of volunteer work and community involvement indicated for many of our applicants. It’s an outstanding testament to all of those who have committed to bettering your communities through volunteer service.”
Scholarship winner Tyler Logue – a Bachelor of Science student who is involved in many clubs and councils, including the Aboriginal Education Council and the Diversity and Equity Office – spoke at the event. He said winning the award has helped him reach his full potential and alleviates some of the stresses that come with transitioning from high school to university.
“It takes a certain weight off of people’s shoulders,” said Logue. “I couldn’t be more grateful to the people who have made this happen.”
A scholarship ceremony will also be held Friday at Laurier’s Brantford campus for the Brantford recipients.