More than 4,700 students from Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville attended Grade 12 in the Halton District School Board this year. Of all these students, many graduates are preparing to embark on a new journey at university or college in the fall.
To celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, we’ve profiled a few of the many students from across our Board who are receiving scholarships and awards for post-secondary education this year.
Emily says Iroquois Ridge HS played a large role in preparing her for post-secondary education. “In my Grade 12 Biology class, the teacher taught certain lessons in a university lecture style and had us practice taking notes,” says Emily. In this style of learning, students practice taking university level tests to prepare them for a smooth transition to a post-secondary learning environment.
“I learned about many of the scholarships I applied to through my school,” says Emily. “Our guidance counsellors put together a list of many available scholarships that I referred to.”
Rotary clubs offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate and graduate study. The Optimist Club of Oakville Don MacDonald bursaries are available to Oakville students who have demonstrated their commitment to their community and school through volunteering.
Emily intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in marine biology at the University of New Brunswick.
We wish all our graduates success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.