October 5, 2016
Jamaica’s own Nashelle Hird from Annotto Bay, Jamaica received the Global Leadership Award. Hird was among 7 outstanding students as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology receive awards for “exceptional achievement in academics, leadership and community involvement throughout their secondary school career.” These awards are given to first year students based on their personal achievement in the following areas;
- Chancellor’s Scholarship – one valued at $36,000 ($9,000 each year for four years)
- President’s Scholarship – two valued at $30,000 ($7,500 each year for four years)
- Founder’s Scholarship – two valued at $24,000 ($6,000 each year for four years)
- FIRST Robotics Canada Scholarship – one valued at $12,000 ($3,000 each year for four years)
- Global Leadership Award – one valued at $72,000 ($18,000 each year for four years)
“Saying that receiving the Global Leadership Award means the world to me is an understatement,” Nashelle Hird Hird says. “I feel honoured to have been selected from the many international students who applied.”
Hird’s award was received because of her work in Communication and Digital Media Studies which she is doing for her Bachelor of Arts degree. The GLA scholarship is one of UOIT’s most prestigious entrance awards. Valued at $72,000 ($18,000 a year for four years), the GLA recognizes international secondary school applicants with strong academic and leadership abilities.
We salute you Nahelle! Keep up the good work representing the ones who raised you, the ones who went before you and the ones who will follow.