SMUS Senior Wins Scholarship to Attend Cambridge University


Keiler Totz is still a little in shock. Even though he submitted a very strong application to the Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship competition, he didn’t actually think he would win the funding to study biomedical engineering at one the best universities in the world. In the video below, Keiler talks about when he first heard he had won a full scholarship to Cambridge and how he navigated the application process.

The Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarships are among the most valuable awards available in Canada for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree. Tenable at any University of Cambridge undergraduate college, the scholarships provide full funding for tuition fees, maintenance and travel between Canada and Cambridge for three years. Two winners are named each year.

The chair of Blyth Scholars, Sam Blyth, is a graduate of the University and has been supporting Canadians at Cambridge for more than ten years. “I am delighted to support undergraduate scholars from Canada attending Cambridge,” he says. “I had the advantage of a Cambridge education as a young Canadian. These awards are an expression of gratitude, as well as a gift to Canadian scholars who should excel at the University.”

The University of Cambridge is one of the leading academic institutions in the world. Affiliates of the University have won more Nobel Prizes than any other institution in the world. The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust was founded in 1982 by the University to support international students from Commonwealth countries.


  1. Keiler, I too applied for the Blyth Cambridge Scholarship this year. I loved your video and how you recounted the detailed procedure with UCAS and COPA and the essay and requesting references, etc. In all of my university prep this year I think that applying to the Blyth scholarship was by far the most enjoyable. Thank you for reminding me that, although extremely disappointed that I did not get accepted, it was a wonderful, worth while process!! Congratulations and I wish you all the best at CAMBRIDGE – WOW!!!

  2. Congratulations Keiler,,,,your future is waiting for you….spread your wings….absorb all you can and enjoy the adventure. I am sure you will excell in all you do. Love Aunt Barb in Florida.

  3. Congrats Keiler! I know they have made the best choice and you will be a natural. I look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments.


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