Ryan Grams, a graduate of Leduc Composite High School, has been awarded one of the University of Alberta's top scholarships. Grams has earned a President's Entrance Citation Scholarship, worth $25,000 over four years. He will use the scholarship to study at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering.
The award is one of many prestigious scholarships offered through the U of A's program of scholastic distinction and is offered to outstanding students who have an average of 95 per cent throughout high school and are beginning their first undergraduate degrees at the U of A. Senior administrators at high schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada nominate students with distinguished academic and personal achievements for this award.
The Scholastic Distinction Program has offered 76 awards with a total value of $950,000 to outstanding prospective U of A students this year. This program complements a broad scholarship package valued at more than $25 million annually.
Grams and other top students, professors and staff were honoured recently at the annual University of Alberta Celebrate! Teaching, Learning and Research at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on campus.
The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The university has almost 250,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.”
Photo of Ryan Grams and story submitted by The University of Alberta