Halton Students Aim for the Top!
One hundred and ninety-six Halton District School Board school graduates have received Queen Elizabeth II ‘Aiming for the Top’ Tuition Scholarships’. The winners of these awards received top marks at their high schools and are among the highest achieving students from across the Board. Students from the following Halton schools are scholarship winners for 2008-2009: Abbey Park, Acton District, Aldershot, Burlington Central, E.C. Drury, Gary Allan, Georgetown, Iroquois Ridge, Lester B. Pearson, M.M. Robinson, Milton, Nelson, Oakville Trafalgar, Robert Bateman, T.A. Blakelock High Schools and White Oaks Secondary.
Established by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, these scholarships recognize and celebrate student achievements and provide financial support toward the cost of tuition for colleges and universities. The scholarships are valued to a maximum of $3,500 per year, and students who maintain an 80% average can continue to receive the award for up to four years of post-secondary education. Eligibility for these awards is based on the information provided by students on their OSAP application forms.
This year, the Government is investing $35 million in Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarships that are being issued to 14,466 students across Ontario.
“These hard-working students have earned top marks and they deserve special recognition and support for their achievement,” says Wayne Joudrie, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.
“The number of Halton students receiving this scholarship is another indication of the high quality of education and academic preparation they’ve received in Halton. Together with their parents, teachers and high schools, we are proud of their accomplishments and for the recognition this brings to our board, ” adds Joudrie.