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Holy Cross Student Receives $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship

June 21, 2017

Luke Ingratta, a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Strathroy,  will be entering the Faculty of Science at Western University this Fall. Luke was selected by guidance counsellor, Colette McNally for his outstanding Academic and extracurricular achievements. This is the first Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.

“Luke is an outstanding student at HCC.  He exemplifies our Catholic Graduate Expectations and has always been so involved in our school activities.  This year, Luke assisted in the coordination of the Relay for Life Event, represented our school in a Rotary Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders, was a member of the Student Senate, was a member of the ensemble for the High School Project at the Grand all while maintaining an average of over 96.5%.”  Colette McNally, Guidance Counsellor

“I am honoured to be receiving this scholarship.  Thank you to all the teachers, friends, and family who have made my high school years fun and exciting.  Four years have gone by unbelievably fast, but I have enjoyed every second.  My best advice to someone entering high school is to try your best in everything you do and never be afraid to get involved in school or community events, because you never know where they will lead you.  Once again, thank you everyone very much and I wish all graduates the best of luck in the years to come.” Luke Ingratta
 
About Schulich Leader Scholarships
Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.
 
This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $7million.  High schools across the country put forth more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees who were vying for 50 Canadian scholarships. Schulich Leaders can devote their full time and attention to their studies, as all of their financial needs are covered over the course of their degree. Canada’s highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make remarkable contributions to society.