Makers Making Change volunteer Jordon Hong was named one of the University of Manitoba (opens in a new window)’s Schulich Leaders (opens in a new window), earning an $80,000 scholarship.
During his time as a student at Miles Macdonell Collegiate (opens in a new window) in Winnipeg, Jordon helped start a Makers Making Change chapter (opens in a new window) at the high school.
Jordon was also the founder of the school’s Hack Club, providing a space for his fellow students to code and program.
“These are just some examples of how technology can be used for many different things, these ones being for the community itself,” Jordon told UM Today News (opens in a new window). “I believe the world needs leaders in science devoted to technology for community, not for commercialism.”
Jordon will be studying computer science at the University of Manitoba, telling UM Today News that he is interested in using his skills and education to preserve dying languages.
“It is a big honour to be named a Scholar. Being able to join the network of other Scholars and collaborating with them on other projects is very exciting.”
The Schulich Leader scholarship is awarded to high school students going into STEM programs at 20 partner universities across Canada. Jordon was one of two students at the University of Manitoba to receive the award.
This post originally appeared on the Makers Making Change (opens in a new window) website, with files from UM Today News (opens in a new window). You can also read Jordon’s interview with the Winnipeg Free Press (opens in a new window).