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Toronto Student Awarded Top Scholarship from Trent University


Tarannum Syed Accepts $20,000 Scholarship to Attend Peterborough University

Friday, May 26, 2006, Peterborough, Ontario

Central Commerce Collegiate Institute student Tarannum Syed has accepted a $20,000 Champlain Scholarship to attend Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario in the upcoming academic year.

The Champlain Scholarship, valued at $20,000 over four years, is Trent University's most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded to students entering their first year of study at Trent, and recognizes exceptionally high academic achievement and promise. Only two Champlain Scholarships are awarded yearly.

"We are so pleased that Tara will be joining us at Trent in September," said Joyce Sutton, Assistant Registrar at Trent. "She is an exceptional student with so many talents. She will be a great asset to the Trent community."

Ms. Syed comes to Trent with an average in the very high-nineties, looking to pursue a career in medical science either as a doctor or as a researcher dedicated to finding cures for serious medial illnesses. With her interest in medicine, Ms. Syed is an avid volunteer, completing over 1,000 hours of service with Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre. Upon moving to Toronto for her final year of high school, she became a volunteer at Sick Kids Hospital and she has just been awarded a coveted summer internship with Dr. Sophie Jamal at St. Michael's Hospital.

At Central Commerce Collegiate, Ms. Syed is the elected President of the Student Council and the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook Committee. Outside of school, she is an accomplished actress, dancer, and musician.

"Overall, I have always strived and continue to strive to be a well-rounded individual who demonstrates exceptional qualities of good citizenship," wrote Ms. Syed in her scholarship application. "The knowledge that I have gathered over the past few years and the experiences that I have had have been substantial and I believe that they will be a huge asset to me in my years to come."


For more information, please contact:
Joyce Sutton, Assistant Registrar, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x5048; or
Tarannum Syed, (416) 921-0728

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