Three students in Crescent School's Class of 2018 graduates have received prestigious merit scholarships to their chosen universities.
Christopher Chettleburgh received a Hellmuth Scholarships from Huron University College at Western University. Valued at $30,000 over four years, up to 10 Hellmuth Scholarships are awarded annually to academically excellent students who demonstrate a passion for student life through community leadership, volunteer service or passion for the arts or athletics.
Ryan Cheng received a Faculty Entrance Scholarship from Western University. Valued at $30,000 over four years, Faculty Entrance Scholarships are awarded to up to 15 students each year. The recipients are outstanding academic performers who demonstrate creative and innovative thought and a passion for learning, along with exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and a commitment to community service.
Max Bennett, Crescent’s 2017/2018 Head Boy, received a Chancellor Award from Queen’s University. Valued at $36,000 over four years, up to 50 Chancellor’s scholarships are awarded to students who show superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, and proven leadership qualities.
“These scholarships are a significant honour,” says Susy Bellisario, a Guidance and University Counsellor at Crescent. “They offer considerable financial support, and they also distinguish the recipients both in the start of their university programs and to future potential employers.”
Crescent’s Guidance and University Counselling team works closely with all graduating students to help them identify and prepare strong applications for scholarships that are a good fit for their interests. Approximately 90 per cent of the graduating class members are offered university scholarships.
“It’s not unheard of for all of our grads to be offered entrance scholarships from most, if not all, of the universities to which they apply,” says Guidance and University Counsellor Kathy Porteous. “What sets Chris, Max and Ryan apart is that they went the extra mile to apply for specialized scholarships, putting their abilities on the line against hundreds of other high school students. We’re very proud of their outstanding results.”