Getting the right start at Selkirk College is exactly what Haley Seven Deers accomplished over the last two years in the School of University Arts & Sciences where she arrived as a 16-year-old who was homeschooled. In September, the young scholar will move to Kelowna where she will have the opportunity to complete her undergraduate degree with help from a $20,000 entrance scholarship.
Haley Seven Deers was ten when her family lived in the basement of Hamburg’s Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Anthropology) in Germany while her father consulted on an exhibit featuring Indigenous cultures in the Americas. It was during these formative years when the curious youngster was able to roam the empty hallways at night that her academic pathway was paved.
After two years of studying in Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences, Seven Deers is getting set to move onto the University of British Columbia-Okanagan (UBCO) in Kelowna. Starting in September, the 18-year-old will arrive to class as a UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award winner after it was announced she will receive $20,000 in financial assistance to complete the final two years of her undergraduate degree.
Read more about Haley here.