Blyth's Pizzati earns 2019 McCall Huron County Scholarship
BY DENNY SCOTT
Blyth-area Central Huron Secondary School graduate Joy Pizzati won the McCall Huron County Scholarship, entitling her to up to $24,000 over four years to help fund her post-secondary school career.
Pizzati, in an interview with The Citizen, said it was very humbling to receive the scholarship, adding she was very happy, excited and honoured to be chosen.
She thanked her high school teachers for encouraging her to look into the program, and said that winning the scholarships will make a huge difference for her.
“It will definitely mean much less debt and take a lot of stress off my shoulders on the financial level,” she said.
The scholarship is renewable annually, which means she will have to work hard in her new community at school, Pizzati said.
“[It will] push me to continue excelling with my involvement,” she said.
Pizzati is pursuing an education in nursing through McMaster University in Hamilton.
The scholarship recognizes positive attributes like honesty, integrity and hard work by looking at community involvement, athletics and extracurricular activities and leadership potential.
The scholarship was created by Huron County native Marcy McCall MacBain. Students in Central Huron Secondary School, F.E. Madill Secondary School, Goderich District Collegiate Institute, South Huron District High School and St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School can apply.
To be eligible, students must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum high school average of 80 per cent, be entering an undergraduate program at a public Canadian University in 2020 and be in good academic and non-academic standing with the school. Up to five recipients are chosen per year.
For more information, visit mccallmacbain.org.