Eden impresses on way to educational award
An 18-year-old student has won a scholarship worth up to $36,000 to study at a top Canadian university.
Eden Robinson was awarded this year’s Dudley & Deborah Butterfield Scholarship and will attend McGill University in Montreal, Canada, to study psychology and management.
Ms Robinson was granted the scholarship by the McGill Bermuda Scholarship Trust, set up to provide support to Bermudians who attend McGill.
A spokesman for the trust said: “The scholarship trust is looking to find people who are not just strong academically but are outgoing and demonstrate leadership characteristics.
“Ms Robinson is very confident and as a young 18-year-old she has demonstrated that she is leadership material, interested in the world around her and will be a contributing member of society.”
Ms Robinson, from Paget, studied at Warwick Academy between 2006 and 2016.
She volunteered for the Eliza DoLittle Society and attended the Somerset School of Dance, where she passed several examinations in classical ballet.
She moved to Trinity College School in Ontario, Canada, in 2016.
She achieved the status of academic scholar at Trinity for three years.
Ms Robinson also won awards for school spirit and the Rigby Prize, the highest honour in social sciences, and became an Ontario Scholar.
She continued community work overseas and volunteered with child mentoring programme Big Brothers Big Sisters in Ontario and was a fundraiser for Black Lives Matter Toronto.
Ms Robinson was also a member of several diversity groups, a peer support counsellor and a member of Trinity College’s Master Key Committee, which gives tours of the campus to prospective pupils.
The scholarship, established in 1998, provides $9,000 a year for up to four years.
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