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GBDSS student gets four years free tuition from University of Toronto

Jasmine Jenkinson is one of just 13 recipients receiving the school's National Scholarship
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Each year, the University of Toronto awards National Scholarships to original, creative and committed secondary school students from across Canada. This year, Georgian Bay District Secondary School (GBDSS) student Jasmine Jenkinson is one of just 13 recipients.

As a National Scholarship recipient, Jenkinson will receive four years of full tuition support, one year of residence support and an additional monetary award of at least $2,000 each year to support her as she pursues studies in the Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Program.

“Jasmine is a talented triple threat performer who shares her passion for the performing arts with many audiences in our community. She possesses outstanding critical and creative thinking skills, is inquisitive, and takes ownership of her learning,” says Amanda Clarke, music teacher, Arts Co-Chair and Specialist High Skill Majors Lead at GBDSS. “Jasmine is able to apply her knowledge and skills to many areas of school life and will, without a doubt, do amazing things in her post-secondary career.”

The University of Toronto’s National Scholarship rewards students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. 

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities under the pillars of excellence in teaching and learning and community.