For the second year in a row, a Semiahmoo Secondary student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to the University of Cambridge.
Semiahmoo's Fred Zhu, was recently awarded the Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, which is set up for Canadian students wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree at any of Cambridge's undergraduate colleges.
The scholarship is estimated to be worth around $150,000, and will be used towards tuition feeds, maintenance and travel between Canada and the UK for three years.
Zhu's award follows last year's Semiahmoo grad Tristan Downing, who was also awarded the scholarship and is currently undertaking a master's of engineering at Cambridge's Pembroke College for Engineering.
Zhu will conduct his studies at Cambridge's Jesus College for Natural Sciences Biological.
Out of all the students applying from across Canada, Zhu and fellow Semiahmoo students, Akshiv Bansal and Lloyd James, were among just 34 shortlisted for the award.
"These students have outstanding ability, but would have not been able to come to Cambridge without the scholarships," said Dr. Geoff Parks, director of admissions at the university in a release. "They will now be able to benefit from the unique experience offered by our world-class University and be a valuable part of its diverse community."
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