The McEuen Scholarship is the largest single undergraduate scholarship awarded annually in Canada.
"I am a recent graduate of the international baccalaureate program at Branksome Hall in Toronto. During my time at Branksome I was actively engaged in numerous co-curricular activities including ASL Club, Sustainability Council, Dance Company, and Sunnyview. One of the most rewarding opportunities I had at Branksome was my time volunteering and leading the group of volunteers at Sunnyview Public school, working with children with complex physical, developmental, and/or medical and health needs. I am grateful to have been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award.
Outside of school, I danced competitively from the age of 5 in styles such as jazz and contemporary. I also participated in a public health internship through a non-profit organization called Leadership Initiatives. During this internship I worked with my team in Canada as well as my project coordinators in the United States and Nigeria to design public health campaigns and community workshops, focusing on topics such as maternal health and vaccinations, for rural and underserved communities in Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Furthermore, I am a passionate volunteer at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital where I work in therapeutic recreation with inpatients ages 0-6 in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team and Special Orthopedic Developmental Rehabilitation Team. This summer I look forward to volunteering in the emergency department at the Hospital for Sick Children.
I cannot wait to begin my education at the University of St. Andrews where I will be studying medicine in the A990 Canadian Direct Entry Medical Program. I am beyond grateful and honored to have been awarded the 2023 McEuen Scholarship and I am very excited for all the opportunities to come. I look forward to representing this scholarship and the McEuen Scholarship Foundation at St. Andrews this fall”.