December 2, 2005
Source: Malaspina University College:
Malaspina students win millennium scholarships
Eight Malaspina students received scholarships from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation recognizing their active citizenship, leadership, innovative thinking and academic achievement.
"We’re extremely proud of these talented students who have chosen to study at Malaspina," said President Rich Johnston. "They’ve made significant contributions to communities across the province and are truly deserving of these awards. Without a doubt, these students will continue to be outstanding leaders as they continue to improve the world around them."
The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation grants National In-Course awards to students beginning the upper years of their undergraduate university or college studies. Malaspina’s 2005 National In-Course scholarship winners are:
Douglas Beech – graduated from Spectrum High School in Victoria; currently a third- year student in Malaspina’s Bachelor of Business Administration program (Accounting Stream) - $5,000 renewable for one year.
Rosana Khan – graduated from Alberni District Secondary School in Port Alberni; currently a third-year student in Malaspina's Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care - $4,000.
Kristina Vaudry - graduated from Belmont Secondary School in Victoria; currently a second-year student in Recreation and Tourism Management - $5,000 renewable for one year.
Former Malaspina students Cervia Curtis and brothers Brett and Derek Dley also received $4,000 scholarships and are now studying at other institutions.
The Foundation also handed out Excellence Awards to deserving high school graduates who are just beginning their post-secondary education. Malaspina recipients for 2005 are:
Julia Armstrong – graduated from John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo; currently enrolled in Malaspina’s Physical Education program - $4,000.
Victoria Morrison – graduated from Woodlands Secondary School in Nanaimo; currently enrolled in first year sciences - $4,000.
Karen Stant, Malaspina’s Coordinator of Financial Aid and Awards, said applications are now being accepted for the 2006 Canada Millennium Scholarship Excellence Awards. Grade 12 students interested in applying for the awards should speak to their high school counselors. For more information, check the website at www.awardforexcellence.ca.
For more information contact: Marianne van Toor, Director of Media Relations & Publications. Phone (250) 740-6341; FAX (250) 740-6474; E-mail VANTOOR@mala.bc.ca