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2017 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Awarded


This evening, City Council recognized Brian Edward Yu and Matthew Van Oirschot as the 2017 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship, awarded annually, recognizes two high school students with the highest scholastic achievement based on the average of the student’s best six subjects in their graduating year.

Brian graduated with an average of 98.84% from London Central Secondary School and will be attending Western University this fall. With a love for biology, kinesiology and French, Brian hopes to pursue a career as a medical doctor upon completion of his schooling.

Matthew graduated with an average of 98.83% from Catholic Central High School and is attending the University of Toronto in the fall studying Engineering Science/Biomedical Engineering.   Matthew enjoys studying mathematics and physics and his goal is to become a biomedical researcher/engineer.

“These young Londoners have made a great commitment to their education, and through their hard work, are being rewarded,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “We are so proud of Brian and Matthew and wish them the best of luck in their post-secondary education this fall.”

Sponsored by the Corporation of the City of London, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships were established in 1981 to recognize academic excellence among graduating London high school students pursuing post-secondary education