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Komin Qiyomiddin ’20 BA Honours King’s Scholar Program - Sociology (Honours Specialization) and Western Thought and Civilization and Erika DiLoreto ’19 BA Honours Criminology have each received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship grant in the amount of $17,500.

DiLoreto says she was excited when she found out she had received the SSHRC grant, but also very grateful. Her immediate thoughts turned to those, including King’s faculty, who had helped make this possible for her.

“The faculty at King's truly cares about the success of their students and for me, their ability to see my potential and support my academic goals has been paramount to my own successes. I could not have received this award without their constant support and encouragement,” says DiLoreto.

She is attending Carleton University, enrolled in the Master of Arts, Sociology program. In the fall, she will be starting her research for her thesis. She says she hopes her research will offer the potential for the development of drug policy alternatives and provide evidence regarding the shifting types of inequality that result from it. 

“This scholarship will help make these goals possible by increasing the overall scope of my research. It will allow me to access numerous resources, as well as establish a strong framework for future research in the field,” says DiLoreto.

Described as an outstanding student and varsity athlete during her time at King’s, DiLoreto “has the talent and drive to do well as she pursues her interests,” says Dr. Don Kerr, Professor of Sociology.

Qiyomiddin will be attending the University of Toronto. He has expressed his appreciation for all the support he received from King’s faculty, including Dr. Kerr. Qiyomiddin combined his Honours in Sociology degree with King’s Scholar program and he also enjoyed studying Philosophy and History

“This area of study at King’s has provided him with an excellent background for entrance into what is arguably Canada's strongest graduate program in sociology,” says Dr. Kerr.

“Both students are highly engaged and will certainly do very well in graduate school. I am wonderfully impressed by the many talents of so many of our students and they are very deserving of these prestigious scholarships,” says Dr. Kerr.

Congratulations to Komin and Erika!