Aidan Johnson is a graduate of Ernest Manning High School and in 2017 he won three student awards through EducationMatters.

Currently, he is studying engineering at the University of Calgary and credits these awards with giving him the opportunity to grow as a person while in school.

“The biggest reason for me applying for these scholarships was to be able to have more time in university… and to grow more as a person,” says Aidan.

Aidan is certainly seizing the opportunity to grow as much as he can while in school.

He has been given the opportunity to be the first year representative for engineers at the University of Calgary, which allows him to work closely with the community and help to improve the student experience. He’s also been able to volunteer at various events, as well as traveling to Halifax for a conference to learn more about ways student leaders at other universities are building stronger communities.

Watch the interview with Aidan to learn more about the impact student awards are having on his education, both in the classroom and beyond.

To learn more about the student award opportunities available through EducationMatters, visit our System-Wide and School-Specific awards pages.