Award Category: 
Youth Scholarships Award
Year: 
2016

The youngest finalist this year, Varun Kundra is currently in Grade 10 where he excels in two major areas: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and philanthropy/volunteering. Varun scored in the 94th percentile in the College Boards PSAT of Juniors while still in Grade 9. The University of Calgary has approved his lab-assistant appointment to Dr. Minh Dang Nguyen and his team, who specialize in the discipline of translational neuroscience. In addition to scholarly success, Varun has earned a Certificate of Recognition from the Stars of Alberta Volunteering awards, as well as an Emerging Leaders award from the Calgary Public Library.