I am proud to announce the sixth recipient of The Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship, Anita Hu. Anita is a first-generation Canadian whose parents immigrated to Canada from Shanghai, China, when they were 25 years old. Anita states, “My parents sought freedom during cultural unrest in their home country and hoped to better their education and career opportunities by coming to Canada. Growing up, my parents instilled in me the value of working hard to establish yourself in a new place. I took this to heart and was always motivated to work hard in school—to learn as much as possible and apply my knowledge to the world in my future.”
Anita, a fourth-year Biology student with over a 96% average, embodies the ADL Scholarship’s mission—honoring our ancestors while giving back to the next generation of student leaders. Her leadership and volunteer commitments are extensive. Anita is the President of the Science Society, a Physics Exam-Aid Instructor for UWindsor’s Students Offering Support, and was the Co-Vice President of the Outstanding Scholars Student Council.
Anita has made it her mission to dedicate her time to supporting various organizations around Windsor-Essex to meet people of different cultures, religions, ethnicities, and ages and extend her hand to others who may also be missing close human connection. Within Windsor-Essex, Anita has held volunteer positions at Windsor Regional Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Palliative and Complex Care Units, and as a Provincial and Federal Elections Canvasser and Scrutineer. Following graduation, Anita hopes to pursue a future in Medicine and/or teaching. She hopes to use her knowledge and time to hear others’ unique stories and work with them to overcome their challenges.
To assist deserving students, such as Anita, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the Donate section of this website for more information. I look forward to seeing this scholarship grow and continue to help new students every year.
Cessidia De Biasio, Founder of The Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship