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Brilliant young girl wins $100,000 scholarship to 2 UK universities, set to study Engineering

A brilliant young girl named Becca Barbera has won 100,000 dollars worth of scholarships to two universities in Canada to study Engineering.

Becca is a student of Cathedral High School in Canada who was awarded the Schulich Leader Scholarship worth 100,000 dollars to study at McMaster University and the University of New Brunswick.

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for young academics entering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) university programs.

The scholarship is enough to cover her tuition fees for four years and other expenses for four years. Becca stated that she would be choosing McMaster because of its proximity to her house and the school’s world-renowned reputation for engineering research.

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“I’m still in a state of disbelief. I feel like this is a time in my life that I’ll look back on and say, ‘That’s when everything changed,” she said. While at Cathedral High School She scored near-perfect 99.6 percent average while at the same time balancing three placements.

Becca’s placement included one at Mac’s physics engineering department with advanced math and sciences courses. She also had a paper on molecular dynamics and bioinformatics (nuclear energy).

She earned more than a dozen awards in regional and national science fairs and finished as a finalist in the chemistry category at the International Science and Engineering Fair (aptly dubbed the Science Fair Olympics)


Becca also founded a non-profit blog sharing stories of seniors in Hamilton, mentored Grade 9 students at her school, and accumulated more than 700 Christian service hours.

Besides the Schulich scholarship, McMaster University also gave Becca four entrance engineering and research awards totaling $27,000.

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