This fall, the 2017 class of Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients will be headed off to university. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) in their future careers.
How does it work?
Two scholarship recipients are selected at each of the 20 participating universities, with five of these universities receiving an additional two scholarships for attracting the most applications. Twenty-five undergraduate scholarships, valued at $100,000, are given out to students pursuing engineering degrees. The remaining 25 scholarships, valued at $80,000, are reserved for students pursuing degrees in science, technology or math.
“Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada,” says entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, in a news release. “I truly believe that many of these students will make great contributions to society, both on a national and global scale. With their university expenses covered, they can focus their time on their studies, research projects, extracurriculars, and entrepreneurial ventures. They are the next generation of technology innovators.”
The GTA recipients, listed along with their hometown, are Aidan Aird (Markham); Kate Arpin (Ashburn); Mickey Dang (Mississauga); Joshua Guiness (Toronto); Laurie Halabi (Whitby); Kezia Johnson (Toronto); Andres Lombo (Oakville); Emma Lozhkin (Toronto); Denis Qeska (Toronto); Johann Sapim (Brampton) and Nicole Wong (Scarborough).