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Meet the 2023 Schulich Leaders: Canada’s next generation of technology innovators starting this Fall!

21 June, 2023

Schulich Leader Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the 12th cohort of Schulich Leaders, recipients of Canada’s largest, most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship.

Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, more than 1,400 students were nominated, with 100 recipients receiving this award.

This year, the value of the scholarship has increased to address the increased cost of living in Canada. Of the 100 recipients, 50 will receive $120,000 to pursue an engineering degree and 50 will receive $100,000 to pursue a science or math degree at 20 Canadian partner universities.

“We are proud to celebrate the continued success of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada. This group of outstanding students will represent the best and brightest Canada has to offer and 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 entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators,” says program founder Mr. Schulich.

The 2023 Schulich Leader scholarship recipients are:

First Name Last Name Awarding University High School / Cegep City Province/Territory
Evie Bouganim University of Waterloo Oakville Trafalgar High School Oakville Ontario
Brandon De Lazzari University of Waterloo St. Thomas More Collegiate North Vancouver British Columbia
Eric Gao University of Waterloo Unionville High School Markham Ontario
Mikael Haji University of Waterloo Secondary Virtual School Richmond Hill Ontario
Scott Hao University of Waterloo Waterloo Collegiate Institute Kitchener Ontario
Caroline Huang University of Waterloo Abbey Park High School Oakville Ontario
Mahi Joshi University of Waterloo Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School Caledon East Ontario
Manasva Katyal University of Waterloo White Oaks Secondary School Oakville Ontario
Josephina Kim University of Waterloo Sacred Heart CHS Newmarket Ontario
Ammielle Wambo Becker University of Waterloo École secondaire Jeunes sans frontieres Brampton Ontario
Celina Chen University of Toronto Sir Winston Churchill High School Calgary Alberta
Lucas Hilden University of Toronto Avon View High School Falmouth Nova Scotia
Manroop Kalsi University of Toronto Sandalwood Heights Secondary School Brampton Ontario
Tiana Kayemba University of Toronto Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Burlington Ontario
Serewaya Latif University of Toronto Dunbarton High School Pickering Ontario
Chloe Lee University of Toronto Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Markham Ontario
Adam Omarali University of Toronto Crescent School Toronto Ontario
Neil Samanta University of Toronto Western Canada High School Calgary Alberta
Samantha Sedran University of Toronto Bayview Glen School North York Ontario
Mark Xiang University of Toronto Shawnigan Lake School Victoria British Columbia
Fireese Berg McMaster University Central Toronto Academy Toronto Ontario
Ella Chow McMaster University Milton District High School Milton Ontario
Riley Finnigan McMaster University Medway High School Komoka Ontario
Matthew Kenney McMaster University Leamington Secondary School Leamington Ontario
Jocelyn Kuntsi McMaster University Manitoulin Secondary School Manitowaning Ontario
Edris Lutfi McMaster University Sherwood Secondary School Hamilton Ontario
Tim Morcombe McMaster University Mayfield Secondary School Caledon Ontario
Rachel Veldhuizen McMaster University E.L. Crossley Secondary School Fonthill Ontario
Julian Vesprini McMaster University Neil McNeil High School Scarborough Ontario
Amelie Zahoruk McMaster University St. Mary Catholic Secondary School Hamilton Ontario
Kini Chen McGill University Assumption College Catholic High School Windsor Ontario
Aviv David McGill University Leo Hayes High School Fredericton New Brunswick
Victor Dekarli McGill University Ecole Mission Secondary School Mission British Columbia
Kevin He McGill University John Abbott College Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot Québec
Isabella Hensley McGill University Marianopolis College Montreal Québec
Luke Heras McGill University Mulgrave School West Vancouver British Columbia
Ryan Marshall McGill University St. John’s-Ravenscourt East St. Paul Manitoba
Tanya Sohrabi McGill University Glebe Collegiate Institute Ottawa Ontario
Janelle Tam McGill University Little Flower Academy Vancouver British Columbia
Erika Wu McGill University Dr. GW Williams Secondary School Stouffville Ontario
Sarena Sandhu Queen’s University Albert College Kingston Ontario
Raymond Guo Queen’s University Bear Creek Secondary School Barrie Ontario
Ishaan Grewal Queen’s University Crescent Heights High School Calgary Alberta
Paul Wu Queen’s University Nanaimo Secondary School Nanaimo British Columbia
Qwin Goodwin Queen’s University North Hastings High School Bancroft Ontario
Torrin Bigrigg Queen’s University St. John’s College Brantford Ontario
Keegan Amos Queen’s University St. Paul Catholic Secondary School Trenton Ontario
Oliver Lynn Queen’s University Trinity College School Kingston Ontario
Elliott Vince Queen’s University Ursuline College Chatham Merlin Ontario
Leila Salem Queen’s University Westminster Secondary School London Ontario
Colin Fearing University of Alberta Vista Virtual School Canmore Alberta
Ashbani Kaur University of Alberta Ottawa Carleton Virtual Secondary School Ottawa Ontario
Peter Menghesha University of Alberta Archbishop MacDonald High School Edmonton Alberta
Maxwell Nganyadi University of Alberta Collège Miles Macdonell Collegiate Winnipeg Manitoba
Sofia Sejutee University of Alberta Ross Sheppard High School Edmonton Alberta
Stephen Squires University of Alberta Holy Heart of Mary High School Conception Bay South Newfoundland
Ayden De Neve University of Calgary St Gabriel the Archangel Chestermere Alberta
Morteza Faraji University of Calgary Chinook High School Lethbridge Alberta
Albert Kalayil University of Calgary Harry Ainlay High School Edmonton Alberta
Silas Mertz University of Calgary Crowsnest Consolidated High School Blairmore Alberta
Tori Rose University of Calgary Bassano School Bassano Alberta
Kiana Urekar University of Calgary Bowness High School Calgary Alberta
Cole Branston Western University St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School London Ontario
Emma Harmos Western University Mother Theresa Secondary School London Ontario
William Jamieson Western University London Central Secondary School London Ontario
Kai Laugesen Western University Etobicoke C.I. Toronto Ontario
Khalad Osman Western University London South Collegiate Institute London Ontario
Rezwan Sadeqi Western University St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School Milton Ontario
Xander Brown Dalhousie University École Secondaire du Sommet Beaver Bank Nova Scotia
Jack Brown Dalhousie University Lockview High Fall River Nova Scotia
Matt Gentleman Dalhousie University Citadel High School Halifax Nova Scotia
Saul Hafting Dalhousie University Annapolis West Education Centre Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia
Liam Legge Dalhousie University O’Donel High School Mount Pearl Newfoundland
Layla Owens Dalhousie University Charles P. Allen High School Bedford Nova Scotia
Shailah Aggarson University of British Columbia Renert School Calgary Alberta
Grace Gao University of British Columbia Port Moody Secondary Port Coquitlam British Columbia
Jeanette Guo University of British Columbia Hugh McRoberts Secondary Richmond British Columbia
Zachary Xie University of British Columbia Toronto French School Markham Ontario
Leo Xu University of British Columbia University Transition Program Burnaby British Columbia
Alexander Zhong University of British Columbia Windermere Secondary School Vancouver British Columbia
Mitchell Clapperton York University Westdale Secondary School Dundas Ontario
Jasmine Gherman York University Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School Toronto Ontario
Alexander Charnetski Simon Fraser University Sands Secondary Delta British Columbia
Lilian Pham Simon Fraser University St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary School Vancouver British Columbia
Rachel Luo University of Ottawa TDSB Virtual Secondary School Toronto Ontario
Steffen Zylstra University of Ottawa Saint Michael Catholic High School Niagara Falls Ontario
Mohammad Awwad University of Victoria North Surrey Secondary Surrey British Columbia
Evan Warburton University of Victoria Oak Bay Secondary Victoria British Columbia
Hannah Kamogawa University of New Brunswick Guysborough Academy Guysborough Nova Scotia
Chelsea McKinley University of New Brunswick Saint John High School Saint John New Brunswick
Rory April University of Saskatchewan CSSC Mercier Whitehorse Yukon
Talia Iwanchysko University of Saskatchewan Dauphin Regional Comprehensive SS Dauphin Manitoba
Simar Ubhi University of Manitoba Kildonan-East Collegiate Winnipeg Manitoba
Cody McDonald University of Manitoba Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Winnipeg Manitoba
Caleb Anstey Memorial University Prince of Wales Collegiate St. Philip’s Newfoundland
Silas Moore Memorial University J.L. Ilsley High School Halifax Nova Scotia
Marianne François Université de Montréal Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf Montreal Québec
Vincent Gagné Université de Montréal École Allain St-Cyr Yellowknife NWT
Marianne Mercier Université Laval Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon Beaumont Québec
William Boissonneault Université Laval Champlain St. Lawrence Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures Québec

About Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada

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 2012 to encourage our best and brightest students to become Schulich Leader Scholars: the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators.

Through The Schulich Foundation, these prestigious entrance scholarships are awarded to 100 high school graduates enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at 20 partner universities in Canada. Every high school in Canada can submit one Schulich Leader Nominee per academic year based on academic excellence in STEM, entrepreneurial leadership and financial need.

About The Schulich Foundation

The Schulich Foundation is one of Canada’s largest foundations, having donated in excess of $350 million. Seymour Schulich established and funded The Schulich Foundation.  He holds Canada’s highest civilian award, the Order of Canada, and is among Canada’s greatest philanthropists. Having benefited greatly from a scholarship that enabled him to do his MBA, Mr. Schulich has built a well-earned reputation as a champion for education and access to education in Canada and around the world. The Schulich Foundation has endowed university faculties of business, engineering, medicine, law, education, music, chemistry, nursing and dentistry; libraries, dormitories, courtyards, medical health centers, lecture and music halls. Over 6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students in Schulich Schools.