Aceel Hawa, Summer Science Discovery Intern (2014) at the DaCosta Lab and Grade 12 Toronto French School student, has been named one of the University of Toronto’s National Scholars for 2015. The university receives thousands of applications annually from across Canada and, after a rigorous set of interviews, 10 recipients are selected. The scholarship consists of four undergraduate years at the university, paid for in full. In her application, Aceel described her summer internship at our cutting-edge research lab and reflected upon her risks, successes and failures, which confirmed her commitment to the process of conducting scientific research.
Aceel is also a recipient of the Western National Scholarship, valued at $50,000, for her combined degree in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Richard Ivey School of Business. She has decided to accept her offer to the University of Toronto, where she will be majoring in Global Health (Human Biology) and pursuing a double minor in both French and Economics. We wish Aceel the best in her future endeavours!