Langley's Tim Lee improved his financial position at the University of Alberta, after winning that school's Chancellor's Entrance Citation Scholarship, worth $15,000 over four years.
The Walnut Grove Secondary grad will use his scholarship to study in the U of A's Faculty of Science.
Lee's award is one of many prestigious scholarships offered through the U of A's scholarship program.
The Chancellor's Entrance Citation Scholarship is offered to outstanding students who have a minimum average of 95 per cent throughout high school and are beginning their first undergraduate degrees at the U of A.
Senior administrators at high schools and post-secondary institutions across Canada nominate students with distinguished academic and personal achievements for this award.
As part of the application process, students must also write a personal essay and provide an academic reference.
The Scholastic Distinction Program has offered 76 awards with a total value of $950,000 to outstanding prospective U of A students this year. This program complements a broad scholarship package valued at more than $25 million annually.
Lee and other top students, professors and staff were honoured recently at the annual University of Alberta Celebrate! Teaching, Learning, Research event held at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on campus.