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Airdrie graduate receives scholarship from ADAS

By: Stacie Snow

  |  Posted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 12:18 pm

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Former Airdrie resident Erin Hunter recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Airdrie and District Agricultural Society Airdrie (ADAS).

ADAS awarded the 2013 Bert Church High School grad, who is studying mathematics at the University of Lethbridge, with a scholarship of $1,000.

“I applied for this scholarship because I want to have a great university experience without feeling overstressed with financial problems. I was so grateful when I had won this one because $1,000 makes a huge dent in my tuition costs,” said Hunter.

“While I am very thankful that I was chosen to receive this scholarship, I know that there were few applicants, which makes me a little disappointed. I strongly encourage any students in Grade 12, or even Grade 11, to apply for as many scholarships as they can. There are so many scholarships available out there, from leadership to sports to academic achievements, that everyone can find ones that they can apply for.”

The organization awarded the post-secondary scholarships based on Hunter’s academic achievement and extracurricular activities.

The ADAS also based their decision on her response to the society’s essay topic “The value of volunteerism.”

As the ADAS is a not-for-profit organization whose works would be impossible without the assistance of countless volunteers, Brenda Moon, spokeswoman and past president of the ADAS, said this is an important theme for applicants to address.

“Helping area youth attain their post-secondary education is very important. These are our future community leaders and we’re happy to make their road to higher education a little easier so they can focus on their studies,” she said.

Hunter, and all award recipients, must have graduated from any Airdrie high school, successfully completed one term of study and remain enrolled full-time in an appropriate course of study at an accredited post secondary institution.

ADAS encourages any student who has graduated from an Airdrie high school and is pursuing post-secondary studies to apply for their two scholarships (one for non-agricultural studies and one for agriculture-related programs).

Application deadline is Sept. 15 of each year.

More information and the application form can be found on the “We Support” page of their website www.airdrieagsociety.com. Application forms are also available at all Airdrie high schools.


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