50 students awarded largest Canadian undergraduate scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Announcing the 2016 Schulich Leaders, receiving up to $80,000 each

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The 2016 class of Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients are heading off to university this Fall. Now in its fifth year, this scholarship program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers.

This year 1,500 high schools and Cégeps across Canada participated in the program - a new record! Since inception, 220 students have received this celebrated award.

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 $80,000, are given out to students pursuing Engineering degrees. The other 25 scholarships, valued at $60,000, are reserved for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology or Math.  

The 2016 Schulich Leaders are:


First Name

Last Name

University

Home City

Home Province

Mackenzie

Collins

University of Waterloo

Bay Roberts

Newfoundland

Colin

Daly

University of Waterloo

Hamilton

Ontario

Emma

Paynter

University of Waterloo

Albany

Prince Edward Island

Kyne

Santos

University of Waterloo

Kitchener

Ontario

Sabrina

Cruz

University of Toronto

Ajax

Ontario

Kevin

Han

University of Toronto

Burlington

Ontario

Haleema

Khan

University of Toronto

Niagara Falls

Ontario

James

Xu

University of Toronto

Aurora

Ontario

Behrad

Dehnadi

McMaster University

Toronto

Ontario

Kaylie

Lau

McMaster University

Toronto

Ontario

Emma

Mogus

McMaster University

Oakville

Ontario

Erin

Puersten

McMaster University

Hampton

Ontario

Becky

Balcom

Queen's University

Wolfville

Nova Scotia

Isabel

Hazan

Queen's University

Toronto

Ontario

Jessie

Payne

Queen's University

Bayfield

Ontario

Jaedyn

Smith

Queen's University

Whitehorse

Yukon

Amelia

Carver

Western University

Mississauga

Ontario

Linda

Guo

Western University

Fort McMurray

Alberta

Sandra

Sabongui

Western University

Richmond Hill

Ontario

Lovdeep

Singh

Western University

Surrey

British Columbia

Noah

Tajwar

University of British Columbia

Port Coquitlam

British Columbia

Lasya

Vankayala

University of British Columbia

Burnaby

British Columbia

Abtin

Ameri

McGill University

Toronto

Ontario

Mana

Moshkforoush

McGill University

Prince George

British Columbia

Tyler

Dacosta

University of Ottawa

Timmins

Ontario

Maria

Park

University of Ottawa

Corner Brook

Newfoundland

Sheldon

Cannon

University of Alberta

KINDERSLEY

Saskatchewan

Ben

Hallworth

University of Alberta

Edmonton

Alberta

Joycelyn

Ho

University of Calgary

Calgary

Alberta

Hannah

Rahim

University of Calgary

North Vancouver

British Columbia

Rebecca

Hansen

University of Victoria

Victoria

British Columbia

Robert

Lee

University of Victoria

Victoria

British Columbia

Jack

DeGooyer

Dalhousie University

Hammonds Plains

Nova Scotia

Bailey

Tarrant

Dalhousie University

Lawn

Newfoundland

Scott

Bernard

Simon Fraser University

North Vancouver

British Columbia

Jennifer

Yi

Simon Fraser University

Langley

British Columbia

Alana

Krug-MacLeod

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan

Andrew

te Linde

University of Saskatchewan

Calgary

Alberta

Grant

Legaree

University of Manitoba

Atikokan

Ontario

Viktor

Popp

University of Manitoba

Erickson

Manitoba

Rathesh

Balendran

York University

Toronto

Ontario

Arma

Khan

York University

St Catharines

Ontario

Kenzie

Grace

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Trepassey

Newfoundland

Julie

Young

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. Albans

Newfoundland

Cassie

Hall

University of New Brunswick

Johnville

New Brunswick

Finnegan

Kummer

University of New Brunswick

Little Shemogue

New Brunswick

Pierre-Antoine

Bernard

Université de Montréal

La Pocatière

Québec

Félix

Desrochers

Université de Montréal

Montréal

Québec

Camille

Comtois

Laval University

Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

Québec

Michelle

Janusz

Laval University

Surrey

British Columbia

 

"It is very important that we support exceptional students that demonstrate great leadership and embrace STEM fields," says founder Seymour Schulich. "It is an investment not only in their future, but the future of our country. Their pursuits are sure to lead to key innovations in the years ahead."

Each year, every Canadian high school and Cégep can submit their Schulich Leader Nominee based on their student excelling in STEM subjects and demonstrating at least two of the following attributes: academic excellence, leadership and financial need.  Universities then select their recipients from the Nominees that apply to their school. Nominations for the 2017 program will be accepted starting in September 2016.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships
Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) undergraduate program at participating universities in Canada and Israel. Recognizing the increasing importance and impact that STEM disciplines will have on the prosperity of future generations, businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich established this $100 million scholarship fund in 2011 to encourage our best and brightest students to be the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation. This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $5.5 million. Schulich Leaders can devote their full time and attention to their studies, as all of their financial needs are covered over the course of their degree. As a result, many of our highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make great contributions to society.

SOURCE Schulich Leader Scholarships

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For further information: visit schulichleaders.com; For media inquiries contact: David Goodman, dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org, 647-289-1950

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