A grateful EducationMatters scholarship recipient wants to thank you, saying ” when you invest in a student’s education, you’re not just making a difference in one person’s life – you’re affecting the lives of many people to come.”
Madison* arrived alone in Canada while in her teens. She was determined to start a new life and was willing to fight for opportunities she had only been dreaming of.
As a high school student in Calgary, she excelled academically, but she wasn’t just focused on herself. Madison gave back to her school community by being involved in various extra-curricular activities.
Knowing that she had even more to learn, she began speaking with her high school counsellor to identify scholarship opportunities; but as she was not Canadian, she was not fitting the eligibility requirements for a lot of scholarships. Madison says she “couldn’t see her future without school.” When she got word that she would receive a Kermet Archibald & Jacoba Van den Brink Entrance Bursary. She says that it was “almost a miracle” to receive this bursary that made her dream of a post-secondary education a reality.
Once the funds were in place, she was on her way to university, and then, through her hard work again, she was offered acceptance into a medical doctorate program where she is currently a medical student.
Madison is just one of the many young people who will change the world. But more than that, she wants you to know what is most important about the wonderful support you provide through EducationMatters. “When you invest in a student’s education, you’re not just making a difference in one person’s life – you’re affecting the lives of many people to come.”
She, like so many of our other EducationMatters student award recipients, are very grateful and have a sense of awe over your generosity.
You are appreciated, and you are changing lives.
*Name has been changed.