Four LDSB students awarded thousands in scholarships

Four graduating students in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) have been awarded significant scholarships to help support their post-secondary education.

In a media release on Thursday, Jun. 20, 2024, the LDSB shared that Seth Morency, Jonathan Li, Vin Bassi, and Izzy Smallman will all receive thousands of dollars towards their university costs.

Seth Morency has been selected to receive a $120,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Dalhousie University, according to the release.

A graduate of La Salle Intermediate and Secondary School, Morency was awarded the scholarship based on his high academic achievement and positive leadership in the school and community.  

“I didn’t think [the scholarship] was real at first,” Morency said. “I was in shock when I found it was, and I was super excited. My goal is to be an environmental engineer. My interest is in trying to find ways to clean up the ocean. This scholarship gives me confidence in being able to achieve my goals.”

Jonathan Li has also been selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship to study science at the University of Toronto. Li’s is valued at $100,000.

A graduate of Kingston Secondary School (KSS), Li was nominated for his academic excellence, leadership in STEM and exceptional entrepreneurial skills, LDSB stated.  

Vin Bassi, also from KSS, has been named a Queen’s University Commitment Scholar and will receive $48,000 over four years.

According to the Queen’s University website, “the Commitment Scholars Award celebrates and recognizes demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, racial justice, social justice, or diversity initiatives by a student in their high school or in their community. The award provides dedicated financial, academic, and career support to help students complete their degree.” 

KSS graduate Izzy Smallman has been awarded an $8,000 Western Scholarship of Excellence to put towards the Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Western University. According to the release, this scholarship is awarded to students with the top high school admission average.  

“Congratulations to all LDSB graduates and scholarship winners!” the school board stated.

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