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Student with P.E.I. roots earns $100,000 scholarship

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A student with education connections on Prince Edward Island is the recipient of a $100,000 scholarship to attend the University of New Brunswick this fall.

Schulich Leader Scholarships are entrance scholarships awarded to 50 high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada.

Each year, every high school in Canada can submit one Schulich Leader nominee based on academic excellence in STEM, entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.

Anna Postill, 17, who currently live in Toronto, is one of the recipients. Postill was recognized for her contributions, including assisting in the development of P.E.I.’s SHAD program.

She was also consulted by Ontario politicians to develop active transportation policies, and was selected for her contributions in the classroom and her school, most notably by leading environmental and mental health awareness committees.

A graduate of Leaside High School in Toronto, she entered the bachelor of science in engineering program at UNB.

Scholarship recipients this year were selected out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada — 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received the award.

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