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Communication Studies student receives Wilson Leadership Scholar Award


In April, three accomplished students became the first recipients of the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award, a prestigious new award established to cultivate the country’s next generation of leaders.

The awards, which include $50,000 to cover education costs over two years along with admission to an elite leadership development program, recognize students who demonstrate exceptional promise and potential.

The program is among the highest value undergraduate scholarships in the country.

Communications student and volleyball player Andrew Richards is one of those students He’s also a mentor with the McMaster Athletes Care program and has served as a volunteer with Best Buddies Canada, where he built relationships with special needs students. In 2014 and 2015, Richards served as captain of the Canadian Junior Men’s Volleyball team.

Find out more on the McMaster Daily News!