Pictou graduate named 2016 recipient of national scholarship

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PICTOU – A 2016 graduate of Pictou Academy has received a national scholarship.
Amelia English is among four  bright and community-minded students who are beginning their university education with a little help from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame /Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship.
One high school student in each of four regions across Canada has been named to this scholarship that provides $4,000 toward their undergraduate degree in medicine or health sciences at a Canadian university.
Between them, these four young leaders have received more than 60 academic and leadership awards and have founded or contributed significantly to 10 community service and charitable organizations.
English, who is attending St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish says, “I am very grateful and honoured to be chosen as one of the recipients receiving the prestigious Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Scholarship. I realize there is a long road ahead, both financially and educationally, as I pursue my goal of becoming a medical oncologist. This scholarship will greatly assist me on this journey.”
Scholarship recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:
•Academic excellence (applicants must have an average of 85 per cent or higher to apply)
•Examples of tasks or activities that demonstrate their ability to: lead other people, work in collaboration with others, communicate effectively, raise awareness about social issues they are passionate about and live their life with honesty, integrity, respect and compassion
•Awards and recognition
•Extra-curricular activities and community service
•Evidence of interest in pursuing an education and career in medical/health sciences.
To be considered for a scholarship for the next academic year, applications must be received by June 10 each year
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national charitable organization that celebrates Canada’s medical heroes and inspires young people to pursue careers in the health sciences through the annual induction of inspiring Canadian health leaders, educational programs and a virtual and physical exhibit hall.

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