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Immerse Education Scholars

Each year, the University of Oxford invites high school students from around the world to apply for their Immerse Education Program. This unique course offers successful applications the opportunity to participate in an intensive two-week curriculum that exposes students to the subjects and faculties they are interested in studying. For a chance to receive a scholarship for the program, the Immerse Education Essay Competition provides the opportunity for applicants to submit essay responses to a pre-set question that relates to their chosen discipline.

SJR is more than pleased to announce that three of our students who participated in this competition were awarded with partial scholarships to enrol in the 2022 Immerse Education Program at Oxford University. Aleta P. (Grade 10) has been offered a place in the Medical Sciences program, Yanyu L. (Grade 11) has been accepted into the Physics program, and Sarah S. (Grade 11) will be attending Oxford this summer with a focus in Law.
“It’s a really great opportunity” says Sarah, “I am interested in studying law and this will be a great way for me to figure out what it would be like to actually be in a law program”. Sarah is looking forward to meeting with professors, current students and other young learners, such as herself, to get a better understanding of what it would be like to study law in the United Kingdom, and in general. Yanyu is also looking forward to the opportunity to study physics, as he has a keen interest in studying astronomy. “My essay focused on time as a concept and explored the accelerating expansion of space-time” explains Yanyu. Along with the other successful applicants, Yanyu and Sarah are grateful to be offered this opportunity, to learn directly from experts in their chosen academic fields, at one of the world’s leading universities.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this competition. We are tremendously proud of your perseverance and your passion to take your interests to the next level!
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.