Congratulations to Christian Michel Francis - a UBC scholarship winner
Friday, June 10, 2016

Ten gifted students from around the world who have risen from challenging circumstances and given back through volunteering have been named Centennial Leaders award recipients by UBC. These recipients will receive “full-ride” scholarships covering everything from tuition to housing to food, up to a value of $80,000 over the course of their studies at UBC.

“What is unique about our Centennial Leaders is that despite their own struggles, they all give their time volunteering for community causes – from helping feed the homeless to assisting physically challenged people with fitness training,” said Kate Ross, associate vice-president, enrolment services and registrar. “They truly are remarkable young people and we are thrilled to be able to help them realize their goals here at UBC.”

For Syrian-born, Surrey-raised Christian Michel Francis, getting the Centennial Leader call from UBC has changed everything: “It was unbelievable. I couldn’t speak. I was so in shock. You could tell how relieved my father was and so sure he was I could be successful at UBC,” said Francis.

Read full story

Source: UBC website