Young Albertans earn Scholarships to international Colleges

By Christine Cheung

Six grade 11 Albertans will embark on two-year baccalaureate programs in September after receiving scholarships valued at up to $24,000 each from the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. The students, including Neasa Coll and Marc Verdiel from Calgary, will have a choice attending one of 10 United World Colleges around the world.

“This baccalaureate program is an example of the unique opportunities available to young Alberta students,” said Alberta Minister of Learning Lyle Oberg. “The chance to study with people of all nationalities and backgrounds will equip them for the needs of our changing world.”

The students were chosen based on academic and extracurricular merit, leadership qualities, and involvement in global and social concerns.

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