Eunice Pu has been selected as the recipient of the TD Community Leadership Scholarship, a highly-regarded $70K investment for outstanding grade 12 students who are passionate about creating positive change in their community while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

Find out more about Eunice’s response to being chosen and how her involvement in the Shad2021 program has played a significant role in her journey towards success be

Q: What does it mean for you to win this scholarship?

 Winning the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership was an honor and truly unexpected. It has given me a platform to continue to serve my community while I pursue post-secondary education while also connecting me with talented and like-minded youth all across the country.

Q: What do you envision yourself doing after you finish your undergraduate studies? How will your studies help you to continue to influence change in the world?

As I pursue my degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing Engineering at Queen’s University, I am excited to combine my academic knowledge with my passion to continue creating equitable education spaces for young girls in geographically and financially underserved communities. My interest in interdisciplinary studies, specifically the intersection between engineering innovation and business, has led me to pursue a career in venture capital and start-ups, where I can incubate and foster new technologies that promote sustainability and equality across multiple industries, such as healthcare, education, agriculture, and more. I believe that my degree will equip me with the necessary tools to make a meaningful impact by providing the resources to new technologies that just might be the Google’s and Microsoft’s of tomorrow.

Q: How did your Shad experience influence the path you’ve chosen?

My Shad experience has definitely impacted me in a positive way. Although it was done online, Shad connected me to a network of thousands of students and past alumni that have provided inspiration and encouragement throughout and even after my time at Shad. I met the co-founder of my non-profit, Bridging Gender Divides, through the Shad program and I have also made life-long friends that support me through my academic pursuits. Overall, Shad has built a community of like-minded youth who are eager to learn and innovate and continue to support and encourage each other for the rest of their careers.

Q: What advice do you have for those about to enter the Shad 2023 program?

My piece of advice for those about to enter the Shad 2023 program would be to keep an open mind!! Some activities may be completely out of your comfort zone and that is totally okay. Try your best and use the resources around you if you ever need some extra support. The Shad experience is truly unique and keeping an open mind will allow you to be fully immersed in the program and I promise that you won’t regret it

Read interviews with each of the other 3 Shads who were awarded the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.

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