Outstanding Academy Diploma Programme graduate earns award for higher study in Canada

05 May 2008

Graduate of the first Diploma class awarded the International Leadership of Tomorrow scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

The Aga Khan Academy was delighted to learn recently that Anoushka Rejan, one of the graduates of the first Diploma class, June 2007, has been awarded the International Leadership of Tomorrow scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Anoushka, who has spent this year working at the Academy on a voluntary basis to “Give back to the Academy that [gave her] so much” explained that the scholarship amounts to approximately CAN$100,000 over the course of the four-year degree. Without this support, she would not be able to attend this outstanding university.

Anoushka’s happy news reaffirms the value of the Academy experience, and reflects in particular the value universities place on the service aspect of the IB Diploma Programme.

Peter J Mc Murray, Head of Academy commented, "It is Anoushka's attitude of giving and of service, as much as her impressive academic achievements, which mark her out as wholly deserving of this award. She is an example not only to the many students who will follow her, but also to all those working to build an Academy befitting of His Highness’ bold vision. That the award recognises leadership for tomorrow is a wonderful testament to the potential the Academy in Mombasa, and the many future Academies, have to positively impact countries in need."