International students attending a GECDSB secondary school are elligble for the Ingle International Students Scholarship. Candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, a high level of school leadership and engagement in school activities.
Ingle International Insurance provides medical coverage for our international students and has generously donated a sum of money to the Board to establish this scholarship program.
Dina Aiyireti - Sandwich Secondary School
Dina is from China and has attended Sandwich Secondary School the past 2 years. From the beginning she was very involved in school life. As a leader of the International Students' Club she helped organize meetings, special events and conduct school tours for new students and visitors. Dina served as a peer tutor, working with other international students to improve their English, math and science skills. She also participated as an organizer for the Sabres' Grade 8 Day, was involved in many of the school's fundraising activities and volunteered with the Sandwich Sabre Bytes, the school's robotic team.
A member of the Sandwich Art Club, Dina recently won first place in an amateur photography contest.
Dina will study Biochemistry next year at the University of Windsor.
Clement Wu - Vincent Massey Secondary School
Clement is from China and has completed Grades 11 and 12 at Vincent Massey Secondary School. His initial motivation for participating in extracurricular activities was to improve his English. He volunteered for the security detail for the All Night Social, worked as a programmer for the Massey Hackathon, he joined the Massey Toastmasters' Club and ran track and field.
His language skills developed swiftly and were strong enough for him to address an audience of GECDSB teachers to share his International Student experience at a professional development session.
Clement has won numerous awards in math and chemistry competitions. He will be studying math at the University of Waterloo in September.
Kristy Jin - Kennedy Collegiate Institute
Kristy is from China and has been at Kennedy Collegiate Institute for 2 years. A talented artist, Kristy has sketched a drawing that will hang proudly in the school to portray the spirit of Kennedy Collegiate.
Kristy volunteers to teach art to elementary school students, assisting the teacher with supplies and materials as well as keeping the classes organized. She was also a voluinteer at the Social Justice Forum.
In the fall, Kristy will study Management and Organizational Studeies at Western University in London.