Meet Dr. Malala
Malala Yousafzai, whose book I Am Malala is a contestant in the 2014 TRCA, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of King’s College in Halifax this month. In addition to making Malala an honorary doctor of civil law at the May 15 graduation ceremonies, the university launched the new Malala Yousafzai Canada Scholarships. The scholarships are for young women from developing nations who cannot afford a post-secondary education. The scholarships pay full tuition, travel and residence fees, including books and incidentals, for a four-year undergraduate degree at King’s.
“I was excited when King’s College announced a scholarship for students who are in developing countries,” Malala told the university. “[The] student who dreams for a better future, for a better world, would get the opportunity for a quality education. And that is what totally made me happy.”