Dakota Collegiate student Alex Kitt is poised to change worlds as one of only 50 Canadian students awarded a prestigious $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship. He is the first Dakota student to be awarded one.
Schulich Leader Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) program in participating universities.
Nominated by his teachers Carly Friesen and Robbie Scott, Alex was brought forward for what they describe as his incredible talent and passion in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
Alex’s passion for computer programming in particular truly took root when he participated in the Propel program, where he not only developed his programming skills but developed the confidence to constantly strive to reach new goals and work collaboratively.
As both a student and individual, Alex is incredibly deserving of this opportunity. He has shown tremendous work ethic and promise in both his education and community engagement. Alex has contributed immensely to Dakota’s Hamper Time initiative, benefiting the entire school and community.
With the Schulich Leader Scholarship, Alex is going to continue to follow his passion by taking Computer Science at the University of Manitoba.
The scholarship is a tremendous opportunity for Alex and a recognition of his talents and hard work. We look forward to seeing all of the different ways Alex will be changing worlds. Congratulations!