"The last few months of high school can be stressful with worrying about all of the expenses that the following year will bring. Being chosen for this scholarship was like winning the lottery— a lottery that's now helping me further my academic future!"
That's how Sammy Tracey of Hilden, Nova Scotia describes how it feels to be selected as the recipient of the 2023 Chris Huskilson Emera scholarship. The $40,000 prize also comes with the opportunity for a paid, 12-week internship with an Emera company and a mentor from Emera's leadership team.
Sammy is a graduate of South Colchester Academy. Despite losing both her parents at a young age, she has remained committed to hard work, achieving academic excellence while also giving back to her community. This fall, Sammy will head to Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia where she will begin her studies in engineering in hopes of one day making an impact on sustainable and renewable energy.
"Not in a million years did I think I’d ever be chosen for this scholarship," says Sammy. "I'm incredibly fortunate and looking forward to starting my academic future with the support of Emera.”
The Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship was established in 2018 in honour of Emera's former CEO Chris Huskilson, who's career with the company spanned four decades. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to an Atlantic Canadian student attending an Atlantic Canadian university in a program related to natural science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, or math.