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The Schulich Foundation is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s largest STEM scholarship!

1 September, 2021

Since 2012, 570 students have won this celebrated award

Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship program, has been supporting Canada’s top entrepreneurial-minded technology innovators for 10 years. One hundred undergraduate scholarships are awarded annually across 20 Canadian universities, with a value of $100,000 or $80,000 per award.

To mark this milestone, we’re celebrating the achievements of 10 notable Schulich Leaders whose contributions are helping to build a brighter future. Their work is not only shaping how we live today, but what our future will look like tomorrow. They remind us why good leadership matters, and their stories are inspiring.

Meet the Schulich Leaders:

  • Arielle Ainabe, Electrical Engineer at Sinclair Interplanetary | 2019 Scholar
  • Kirtan Dhunnoo, Mechanical Engineer at MDA | 2014 Scholar
  • Isabel Hazan, Analyst at Leaders Fund | 2016 Scholar
  • Haleema Khan, Biomedical Engineering MASc candidate, McGill University | 2016 Scholar
  • Emma Lozhkin, Systems Software Engineer at NVIDIA | 2017 Scholar
  • Atif Mahmud, Deep Learning Research Scientist Intern at Huawei | 2018 Scholar
  • Advait Maybhate, Software Engineer Intern at Instabase, 2018 Scholar
  • Emma Mogus, Cell Reliability Engineer at Tesla | 2015 Scholar
  • Marta Skreta, PhD student at U of T & the Vector Institute for AI | 2014 Scholar
  • Blake VanBerlo, Founder, VanBerlo Consulting | 2013 Scholar

It’s gratifying that this important and meaningful investment in the future of Canada is off to a strong start.  Schulich Leaders will be the engine that drives prosperity for our country. We look forward to supporting exceptional students pursuing their STEM education for many years to come,” says program founder Seymour Schulich.

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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 $200 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. Due to the increased financial strain due to Covid, the number of scholarships was doubled from 50 to 100 starting in 2020. 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, a self-made billionaire whose career has spanned stock brokerage, investment counseling, mining and the oil industry, established and funds the foundation. Mr. Schulich 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 wellearned reputation as a champion for education and access to education in Canada and around the world. As a result, The Schulich Foundation has endowed university faculties of business, engineering, medicine, law, education, music, chemistry and dentistry; as well as libraries, dormitories, courtyards, medical health centres, lecture and music halls. Over 6,000 scholarships are awarded annually to students in Schulich schools.