Queen Elizabeth Scholars
Currently, only 3% of Canadian students experience study abroad – this is one of the lowest percentages among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program aims to develop well-rounded individuals who are not just well educated, but able to stand as global leaders and relationship-builders.
The Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program, as it is often called, is centred around leadership development and community engagement achieved through educational exchange and real-world experience. This prestigious program is helping to form students and researchers into global citizens. They join a global community of Queen Elizabeth Scholars to share knowledge, exchange ideas and collaborate on meaningful initiatives.
An overseas educational experience can have a life-changing impact. Students who have studied or worked abroad often return with a new sense of self and purpose. Moreover, it’s clear that the benefits of a global experience for Canadian students positively impacts our country’s growth and prosperity. Programs like QES are essential to help shape the leaders of tomorrow.
For more information about the QES program, visit www.queenelizabethscholars.ca.