From Vancouver to St. John's, 50 students awarded largest Canadian undergraduate scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

– 2015 Schulich Leader winners of $80,000 and $60,000 scholarships announced –

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The 2015 recipients of the 50 Schulich Leader Scholarships are heading off to universities across Canada to pursue undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

Created by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich in 2011, this scholarship program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers. This year, there were a record-breaking 1,250 high schools that each submitted a Schulich Leader Nominee, all competing for the 50 coveted scholarships. To date, these scholarships have been awarded to 170 students across Canada, distributing more than $11 million.

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 mathematics.  

The 2015 Schulich Leaders are:






First Name

Last Name

University

Home City

Home Province

Madeline

Shred

University of Waterloo

Nanaimo

British Columbia

Aaron

Grenke

University of Waterloo

Stony Plain

Alberta

Cindy

Wei

University of Waterloo

Coquitlam

British Columbia

Ella

Rasmussen

University of Waterloo

Oakville

Ontario

Daniel

McInnis

University of Toronto

Ottawa

Ontario

Julia

Won

University of Toronto

Mississauga

Ontario

Christopher

Choquette-Choo

University of Toronto

Toronto

Ontario

Annie

Yao

University of Toronto

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan

Erika

Kropf

McMaster University

Tavistock

Ontario

Melissa

Cusack Striepe

McMaster University

Mount Albert

Ontario

Jessica

Loiseau

McMaster University

Burlington

Ontario

Conary

Coyne

McMaster University

Fonthill

Ontario

Lin Wei

Tung

Queen's University

Chilliwack

British Columbia

Mary

Hickox

Queen's University

Stratford

Prince Edward Island

Shing Shan

Chan

Queen's University

Calgary

Alberta

Sandra

Smeltzer

Queen's University

Harrow

Ontario

Rika

Sugimoto Dimitrova

University of British Columbia

White Rock

British Columbia

Aishwarya

Roshan

University of British Columbia

Burnaby

British Columbia

Anita

Mahinpei

University of British Columbia

North Vancouver

British Columbia

Arthur

Chen

University of British Columbia

Surrey

British Columbia

Dane

Sisinni

Western University

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ontario

Kyra

Moura

Western University

Toronto

Ontario

Aditya

Mohan

McGill University

Ottawa

Ontario

Alexander

Deans

McGill University

Windsor

Ontario

Reed

Bell

University of Ottawa

Owen Sound

Ontario

Alana

Sorgini

University of Ottawa

Sudbury

Ontario

Kyle

McKee

University of Alberta

Yellowknife

Northwest Territories

Jamie

Dublanko

University of Alberta

Edmonton

Alberta

Allyson

Evans

Dalhousie University

Wilmot

Nova Scotia

Victoria

Somerton

Dalhousie University

Dominion

Nova Scotia

Manpreet

Deol

University of Calgary

Vancouver

British Columbia

Tingting

Yan

University of Calgary

Calgary

Alberta

Brendan

Cottrell

Simon Fraser University

Surrey

British Columbia

Salina

Kung

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby

British Columbia

Austin

Sawyer

University of Victoria

Victoria

British Columbia

Wylee

Fitz-Gerald

University of Victoria

Surrey

British Columbia

Nimra

Dar

University of Saskatchewan

Edmonton

Alberta

Simranjeet

Singh

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan

Harley

Bray

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Christopher

Dyck

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Meriel

Fitzgerald

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Halifax

Nova Scotia

Sakif

Mohammed

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's

Newfoundland

Wesley

Finck

University of New Brunswick

Pemberton

British Columbia

Min Ji

Kim

University of New Brunswick

Saint John

New Brunswick

Nadav

Gasner

York University

Thornhill

Ontario

Kyra

McLellan

York University

Melfort

Saskatchewan

Marie-Danielle

Duquette

Université de Montréal

Drummondville

Québec

Chloé

Villeneuve

Université de Montréal

Laval

Québec

Nicolas

Tremblay

Laval University

Chicoutimi

Québec

Rosemarie

Dupont

Laval University

Asbestos

Québec

"Fostering leadership in STEM fields is vital to Canada's economic prosperity," said Schulich. "It is immensely important to invest in the next generation of technology innovators as they develop and hone their minds and skills to contribute to our national and global community. This country has already produced exceptional Schulich Leaders since its founding in 2011."

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, outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.  Universities then select their recipients from the Nominees that apply to their school. Nominations for the 2016 program will be accepted starting in September 2015.

About Schulich Leader Scholarships
Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (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 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 remarkable contributions to society.

SOURCE Schulich Leader Scholarships

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

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