A Grade 12 student at Albert College is getting once-in-a-lifetime support to continue his education.
Aidan Mundle is one of 25 students in Canada selected to receive the Schulich Leader Scholarship and the once-in-a-lifetime $100,000 scholarship for the pursuit of Engineering studies.
Graduating from Albert College in a few weeks, Mundle, who received the award for his academic and leadership achievements, will be attending the University of British Columbia this fall.
Born and raised in Napanee, Mundle won a bronze medal at the Canada Wide Science Fair in 2018 for designing and manufacturing a prototype to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in small engine exhaust systems.
Mundle also attended SHAD in 2017, an award-winning enrichment and entrepreneur program that empowers exceptional high school students to recognize their capabilities and envision their potential as tomorrow's leaders.
As an athlete, he played hockey, squash, badminton, competed in track, and was the MVP and co-captain of the soccer team. He has contributed over 250 community service hours, plays the piano, cello, the oboe, sings and won a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this past term.
Mundle said the scholarship will provide all kinds of new opportunities for him.
“This scholarship opens doors for more experiential learning opportunities for me like exchanges, research projects, summer programs and internships,” said Mundle.
“It validates the choice I made to continue to be active in all five ‘A’s and not just academics.”
Program founder Seymour Schulich noted that students of the Schulich Leader Scholarships are the next generation of technology innovators.
“Aidan personifies every attribute that one might look for in a Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient,” says Albert College Head of School, Mr. Keith Stansfield. “At Albert, we emphasize the importance of a well-rounded education and a balanced life. To promote this concept, students participate in the five ‘A’s of Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure. Aidan’s transcript only begins to cover the first ‘A’ of Academics.”
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