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

Announcing the 2017 Schulich Leaders, receiving up to $100,000 each

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The 2017 class of Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients are off to university this Fall. Now in its sixth year, this scholarship program encourages high school graduates to embrace STEM disciplines in their future careers.

This year, more than 1,300 high schools and Cégeps across Canada participated in the program. Since inception, 270 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 $100,000, are given out to students pursuing Engineering degrees. The other 25 scholarships, valued at $80,000, are reserved for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology or Math.  

The 2017 Schulich Leaders are:


First Name

Last Name

University

Home City

Home Province

Alina

Arvisais

University of Waterloo

Canmore

Alberta

Cameron

Bardell

University of Waterloo

Belleville

Ontario

Mickey

Dang

University of Waterloo

Mississauga

Ontario

Emma

Lozhkin

University of Waterloo

Toronto

Ontario

Aidan

Aird

University of Toronto

Markham

Ontario

Andres

Lombo

University of Toronto

Oakville

Ontario

Carl

Pinter

University of Toronto

Moose Jaw

Saskatchewan

Jack

Stanley

University of Toronto

Victoria

British Columbia

Jomanah

Chahrour

McMaster University

Windsor

Ontario

Sam

Crawford

McMaster University

Hensall

Ontario

Joshua

Guinness

McMaster University

Toronto

Ontario

Nicole

Wong

McMaster University

Scarborough

Ontario

Laure

Halabi

Queen's University

Whitby

Ontario

Jacob

Meadus

Queen's University

Paradise

Newfoundland

Ryley

Molloy

Queen's University

Lindsay

Ontario

Johann

Sapim

Queen's University

Brampton

Ontario

Miranda

Andersen

University of British Columbia

Belcarra

British Columbia

Gibson

Clark

University of British Columbia

Nanoose Bay

British Columbia

Ali

Janjiana

University of British Columbia

Surrey

British Columbia

Andrew

Tong

University of British Columbia

Richmond

British Columbia

Luke

Ingratta

Western University

Strathroy

Ontario

Joy

Shah

Western University

Corunna

Ontario

Iva

Demirova

McGill University

New Westminster

British Columbia

Katherine

Sirois

McGill University

Boucherville

Québec

Natasha

Danha

University of Alberta

Edmonton

Alberta

Sean

Sander

University of Alberta

Lethbridge

Alberta

Susie

O'Brien

University of Ottawa

Corner Brook

Newfoundland

Denis

Qeska

University of Ottawa

Toronto

Ontario

Saba

Askari Jafar Abadi

University of Victoria

North Vancouver

British Columbia

Helen

Spry

University of Victoria

Honeymoon Bay

British Columbia

Heide

Adham

University of Calgary

Grande Prairie

Alberta

Ethan

Rigby

University of Calgary

Arva

Ontario

Kate

Arpin

Dalhousie University

Ashburn

Ontario

Brad

Jones

Dalhousie University

Milton Highlands

Nova Scotia

Basil

Giannopoulos

Simon Fraser University

Coquitlam

British Columbia

Jasmine

Rai

Simon Fraser University

Surrey

British Columbia

Madeleine

Crawford

University of New Brunswick

Cornwall

Prince Edward Island

Nathan

McNally

University of New Brunswick

Wolfville

Nova Scotia

Kinga

Nolan

University of Saskatchewan

Calgary

Alberta

Regan

Wilson

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan

Jessica

Blatta

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Zack

Rooney

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Fall River

Nova Scotia

Kezia

Johnson

York University

Toronto

Ontario

Nathan

Stachow

York University

Bowmanville

Ontario

Bailey

Paziuk

University of Manitoba

Ste. Rose

Manitoba

Shayna

Timmerman

University of Manitoba

Rathwell

Manitoba

Stefan

Horoi

Université de Montréal

Laval

Québec

Frédéric

Larocque

Université de Montréal

Rimouski

Québec

Nicolas

Fillion

Laval University

Saint-Sauveur

Québec

Gabrielle

Martineau

Laval University

Blainville

Québec

 

"Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are the best and brightest STEM students in Canada," says Schulich. "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."

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 2018 program will be accepted starting in September 2018.

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 become the next pioneers of global scientific research and innovation.

This program awards 100 scholarships annually, valued at more than $7million.  High schools across the country put forth more than 1,300 Schulich Leader Nominees who were vying for 50 Canadian scholarships. 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. Canada's highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make remarkable contributions to society.

SOURCE Schulich Leader Scholarships

For further information: Visit schulichleaders.com or contact David Goodman, dgoodman@schulichfoundation.org, 416-480-6485


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