A few weeks ago, a letter arrived in my mailbox from the University notifying me that I had been “selected as the fall/winter 2014-2015 recipient of the York University Faculty Association Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.”
The award was very substantial. However, I wasn’t quite sure what it was for. Usually I can figure it out, but this one left me stumped.
So I did what any rational person would do in such a circumstance. I googled it. Imagine my surprise when I learned that this award is given to the student with the highest GPA in their faculty! (Each faculty has one.) In other words, I had the highest GPA of all students in the Liberal Arts and Professional Studies faculty—a division which houses over 20 programs and awards over 90 types of degrees and certificates. To further put that in perspective, York has 65,000 students overall, divided into eleven faculties. Somewhere along the line, I beat out an awful lot of people for this.
Usually this is the place where I thank my professors for helping me out along the way. While I am certainly grateful to my awesome profs, I hope they understand that I’ve worked really hard, so I’m going to take the credit for this one! Huzzah!