First International President’s Scholars Award presented

Posted: March 30, 2015 4:45 p.m.

President Timmons presents International President’s Scholars Award to Mengxuan Qui.
President Timmons presents International President’s Scholars Award to Mengxuan Qui. Photo: U of R Photography

Mengxuan Qui has received the inaugural University of Regina International President’s Scholars Award. Dr. Vianne Timmons presented a cheque for $15,000 to Mengxuan, at a ceremony at the President’s Office.

The award goes to the undergraduate international student with the highest admission average among eligible students. Mengxuan graduated from Concord High School in Shen Zhen, China, with a 92.6 per cent average.

“This is a very special day for me, because it’s the first time I have won an award. This will make a big difference for my education,” she says.

Mengzuan arrived at the University of Regina in 2013 as an English as a Second Language student. Now she is enrolled in the Visual Arts program, and says she would like to design jewelry after she graduates.

“I’m pleased to present this award to such a deserving young woman,” says President Timmons.

“This award recognizes the exceptional students who have come from all over the world to study at the University of Regina. It is also a great demonstration of our commitment to supporting the continued success of our international students,” she says.

Two International President’s Scholars Awards will be presented each year, and will be paid out over the Fall and Winter semesters.

International students make up more than 13 per cent of the total enrolment at the University of Regina. There are more than 1,800 international students – an increase of 96 per cent during the past five years – and they’re from 90 countries.

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