Grade 12 computer science students, including Mia Battad (second from right), completed a 2019 cyberdefense challenge.

MIA BATTAD '19 AWARDED LARGEST CANADIAN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

By Jennifer Pawluk, Communications Specialist

Congratulations to Mia Battad, Class of 2019, who has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to begin studies in Computer Science at University of Manitoba this fall.

The Alumnae Prefect was nominated by Mrs. Jennifer McDonald, University Guidance Advisor, for her outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements.

"Mia demonstrates the boundless capabilities of women leading the STEM fields," says Mrs. McDonald. "She has volunteered in Junior School classrooms to assist students as they explore physics and simple machines with confidence. With the Middle & Senior School robotics clubs, she has applied her knowledge and mentored teams as they develop their skills."

"Mia empowers the younger girls to defy expectations and to feel as confident as she does in pursuing her passions and interests," adds Dr. Patricia Mitchler, who teaches physics.

Mia, a Balmoral Hall School lifer, is the second Nominee to win a Schulich Leader Scholarship at Balmoral Hall School. Ella Thomson, Class of 2013, received a Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Electrical Engineering at University of Manitoba. Ella recently completed her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where she continues to pursue her Ph.D. as a third-year doctoral student.

"Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest STEM scholarships in Canada. With 50 outstanding students selected in Canada each year it is all but guaranteed that this group represents the best and brightest Canada has to offer. These students will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of technology innovators," says program founder Seymour Schulich.

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