Emma Crossan of Truro, Nova Scotia, was chosen as this year’s winner of the $40,000 Chris Huskilson Scholarship.
Emma is a graduate of the Cobequid Educational Centre where she enrolled in their International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. For Emma, science is a true passion. During the pandemic she also demonstrated great leadership & innovative thinking while developing a creative writing program for neurodivergent youth in her community, many of them members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Emma also volunteered to tutor students in math and chemistry. No stranger to adversity, she maintained a strong commitment to her academics & extracurricular activities when faced with hardship, which speaks to her work ethic and grit.
"Winning this scholarship will allow me to pursue my dreams without the concern of career limiting student loan debt,” says Emma. “I look forward to the opportunity to build connections with Emera and gain experience in my field before I graduate, an asset to my future career."