A Grade 12 student from Drumheller Valley Secondary School has just landed herself an incredible scholarship for her post secondary education.
The Loran Scholarship originally had 4,400 who applied, around 500 were selected for the semi-finals and 84 selected for the finals in Toronto.
"There was a chance, 32 in 84, but there was so many amazing people there. It was really crazy that I could be on par with them," stated Jessica Francis, local winner of the Loran Scholarship.
Francis was part of the Loran Scholarship, which isn't based just on grades, but on leadership and community involvement.
"They really did tell us that it was a personality match that they were searching for at this stage. I think their motto is Community, Leadership and Service, so they were looking for a personality match for their program. Of course 84 people, they were all so amazing that I wouldn't have wanted to be one of the interviewers to decide," explained Francis.
The Scholarship that Francis received is for $100,000 and she mentioned to 99.5 Drum FM that she is hoping to take International Politics and Global Affairs path in her secondary education.
"It isn't so much that they give me $100,000 and say goodbye. They pay for my undergrad and they cover the cost of residence, but I'm also expected to keep my grades up and also do community service. Other people are going to be working to pay for university, I'm going to be volunteering."
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