Schultz Wins Legacy Scholarship
Miranda Schultz is the 2017 St. Jerome’s University KW Legacy Scholarship award winner. The student currently enrolled at Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School, will use the $5,000 scholarship towards first year studies as an Honours Arts major at St. Jerome’s University in the fall. Schultz describes the scholarship as “a blessing” and the university as “a welcoming environment” aligned with a personal goal of studying at a smaller campus.
“It has taken a huge weight off of my shoulders,” noted Schultz. “When making the transition to university, there are countless new experiences and many puzzle pieces that need to fit together to make it happen - your finances/paying for university is a huge piece.” Schultz also noted that being a recipient of the scholarship is a “massive chunk of the puzzle” being taken care of, which will help to make the transition experience “less stressful”.
The KW Legacy organization, established to provide exemplary students with meaningful assistance for their pursuit of post-secondary education, provides multiple scholarships annually. St. Jerome’s University has been supporting a scholarship through this organization since 2016. Applicants who meet the Legacy Scholarship requirements are invited to submit an application that outlines their involvement in extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership initiatives. Legacy describes successful recipients as “leaders who create footprints, citizens who pay tribute to others, and individuals who enjoy fellowship with other members of the community.”
John Arnou, Manager, Student Success at St. Jerome’s University (SJU), was a member of the SJU Legacy Scholarship adjudication committee with other KW Legacy supporters and local community leaders. He described Schultz’s extensive experience in community involvement, well-aligned with the university’s focus on supporting students to have a positive impact and lasting legacy.
Being supported by the Legacy scholarship at a smaller community-focused campus were great reasons for Schultz to choose St. Jerome’s University. For Schultz, winning has been a “pretty incredible experience”, but “the fantastic lion logo” - the university’s mascot - did “perhaps play a tiny role in my decision” also.
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