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Local student receives record-breaking number of post-secondary scholarships

A local high school student has received a record-breaking $530,000 in post-secondary scholarships.

Manorama Joshi, a 17-year-old grade 12 student at Westwood Community High School plans to pursue the competitive Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering at the University of British Columbia majoring in Computer Engineering.

Joshi is the recipient of three Schulich scholarships, the first ever Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) student to receive three of the coveted scholarships at the same time.


The Schulich Scholarship is only offered to 100 students across the nation.

She received the three coveted scholarships for Engineering from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of British Columbia. She has also received a $30,000 leadership scholarship at the U of A, two $88,000 entrance scholarships from McGill University, $50,000 at Western University and $19,000 from McMaster University.  

“Getting the Schulich Leadership Scholarship means I have the freedom to create and focus on university. I feel incredibly honoured to represent Westwood and the region and am proud of how far I have come. Every journey comes with a steep learning path, especially in the last few years, and I could not have done it without the support of my family, friends, teachers, principals, and mentors who have always guided me,” said Joshi.


Joshi is a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council, the Breakfast Club of Canada, Medical Leadership Club, Senior Girls’ Volleyball.

She also sits on the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth (MACOY), the Financial Director for Youth Computing and the United Way Community Investment Team as their first youth member this year.




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