Andrew Ki graduated high school as an award-winning debater who participated in Ontario Pro-Con Debating Forum tournaments and at the Harvard Model United Nations. An excellent student, Ki was awarded The Clifton Graham Roberts Admission Award for his first year at Vic. Ki is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce and hopes to specialize in management with a focus on international business. He has his eye on minors in statistical sciences and digital humanities. He is passionate about writing and hopes to begin work with The Varsity and The Toike Oike. Ki hopes to pursue the many possibilities University has to offer. “This generous award,” says Ki, “has given me the freedom to seek non-paid opportunities, such as internships and projects, without financial hardship. Upon reflection, this scholarship has inspired me to realize the value of giving back to those in need, and the impact that contributions to education have on students and the future of our community. I am honored to have won this scholarship and it will motivate me to help others in the future.”
The Clifton Graham Roberts Admission Award
Victoria University has always prided itself on the sense of community it has fostered among its students, faculty and staff. It’s this strong sense of community that has led many alumni to stay in touch with the University, long after their days traversing the halls of Old Vic. For some alumni, such as the late Clifton Graham Roberts Vic 5T6, they may even choose to give back to this community through their estate plan. Roberts, who passed away in 2003, spent his career helping students as both a teacher and head of student services at York Mills Collegiate Institute from 1965 to 1990. His legacy of giving back to the academic community perseveres to this day, thanks to The Clifton Graham Roberts Admission Award. Designated for a newly admitted student, the award recognizes those who have achieved academic success, are involved in school, church or community services, and with special consideration given to those in financial need.