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Lakehead offers free tuition

Students with 95 per cent high school average won’t pay a dime

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Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., is giving Canadian students thousands of good reasons to keep their grades up.

The school says it will offer free tuition to students from a recognized Canadian high school with a 95 per cent average.

Recruiting manager Robert Perrier says the scholarship is renewable for up to four years at the same level, provided at least an 85 per cent average is maintained in each subsequent academic year.

The school claims no other Ontario university offers such a reward over four years. Lakehead officials say they want to retain the best and brightest students both locally and across the country.

Lakehead, with more than 7,500 students and 2,000 faculty and staff, is home to the western campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and has a satellite campus in Orillia, Ont.

-with a report from CP 

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