UPEI’s Morgan King awarded 2017-2018 Killam Fellowship at Clemson University

Honours science student will spend semester studying in South Carolina
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Morgan King

UPEI is proud to announce Morgan King, an Honours Science student in Chemistry and Biology, has been selected for a prestigious Killam Fellowship at Clemson University in South Carolina. The Killam Fellowships program is offered by Fulbright Canada—the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America.

King is an exceptional student and the recipient of a number of scholarships, including the Wanda Wyatt Scholarship, the Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, the Inspiring Excellence Award, and the William A. Reddin Scholarship.

“Should I be chosen as a Killam Fellow,” wrote King in his application letter, I would use the opportunity to grow and make a difference, no matter how small, using what I learned. I would immerse myself in a place I have only read about. I would represent Canada as what I am: a bright-eyed, eager individual looking to learn about the world around him.”

“Based on my observation,” wrote Dr. Gaelene Tobin in her nominating letter, “Morgan is determined to become an outstanding research scientist and leader in his field of study. We feel that the support offered by this current scholarship could assist in this process.”

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (applying for and registering at the host university, and paying host tuition fees).

The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enrol in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.

Studying abroad is one of the most amazing things a student can do during their time at University. With more than 60 partner schools around the world, UPEI offers many possible study abroad locations. Contact our coordinator of international partnerships to learn more!

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island. UPEI is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

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