Not many people have achieved what first-year student Maggie Drover has by the age of 18. Launching a charity, running her own business, representing the Labrador City Recreation Commission, and fundraising for Heart and Stroke, Epilepsy and Red Shield are accomplishments that only scratch the surface of Ms. Drover’s budding career.
For all of these accomplishments, and more, as well as a track record of academic excellence (entering Trent with an average above 90 per cent) Ms. Drover has been awarded the 2019 Board of Governors’ Leadership Scholarship.
“I am so grateful to be recognized outside of my community,” says Ms. Drover, originally from Labrador City, Newfoundland. “It feels like all my hard work has paid off, and [the scholarship] is a lot of money that is going to help me so much at university.”
As the 26th recipient of the Board Leadership Scholarship, Ms. Dover receives a renewable scholarship worth up to $18,000 ($4,500/year).
“Maggie is very deserving of this award and it has the potential to change her life,” says Armand La Barge, chair of Trent University’s Board of Governors. “This award will enable her to continue juggling the multitude of initiatives she is involved in locally and globally, and the world could really use her skills. I am personally impressed by her drive for excellence and know she will do well, guided by role models from her family.”
With her track record of extracurricular and community involvement, Ms. Drover, a student in Trent’s Medical Professional Stream, is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that await here at Trent and beyond.
“Teaching and health care have always been considerations for my future career choices,” says Ms. Drover. “My volunteer experiences, having an older sister with special needs, grandparents who struggle with sight and hearing conditions in their old age, as well as watching my paternal grandfather pass away with ALS, have also given me a better insight to my strengths and aspirations and sealed my program and university choice.”