Hunting Hills students nabs $97,500 in scholarships

Aspiring doctor Nikita-Kiran Singh won’t have to worry about college tuition anytime soon.

Aspiring doctor Nikita-Kiran Singh won’t have to worry about college tuition anytime soon.

Singh, a 2012 Hunting Hills High School graduate, received $97,500 in scholarships including the prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship ($60,000), the University of Alberta President’s Citation Scholarship ($25,000); the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship ($5,000) and a University of Alberta Leadership Scholarship ($7,500).

In the fall, Singh, 18, will enter her first year in biological sciences at the University of Alberta. This is her first step into entering the world of medicine.

Singh was a little shocked to learn she received the Schulich scholarship, announced this week.

“Honestly, I can’t even believe it,” said Singh. “It seems surreal to me still.”

Singh said her combination of marks and her commitment toward bettering the community gave her an edge over the other nominees. Singh was one of 40 students from across the country, four in Alberta that received the 2012 Schulich Leadership Scholarship.

The program awards entrance scholarships for students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at 20 selected universities. High schools can nominate one student each year for the scholarship.

While at Hunting Hills, Singh was involved with the environment club, an editor of the school’s literary magazine and a member of the high school trivia team. Her marks were in the high 90s. In her spare time, she was a volunteer at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and danced jazz, tap and ballet eight hours a week.

“I think it’s important to realize grades aren’t the only thing they are looking at,” said Singh. “Volunteering is really important. Just to get involved in things you are passionate about because when you show that commitment, that’s what they are looking for.”

Singh said she appreciates the support of her parents and teachers during her studies in Red Deer. She looks forward to helping the greater community by becoming a doctor.

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