What are Schulich Leader Scholarships?
Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. One hundred are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Half are valued at $120,000 for engineering scholarships and half are valued at $100,000* for science and math scholarships. Every high school in Canada can nominate one graduating student each year to apply for the scholarship.
High school candidates
Distribution of scholarships
Select a university below to view eligible STEM programs.
Key Program Dates
January 30, 2024
High school submits nominee
February 20, 2024
Nominee submits scholarship application
March 7 - June 15, 2024
Universities make offers
Creating the next generation of technology innovators
“A hundred years from now, it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a young person.”
Seymour Schulich, O.C.
Mr. Schulich is among Canada’s greatest philanthropists to date, having donated in excess of $350 million to various causes. His philanthropic efforts are largely focused on education and health care centres across Canada.
Schulich’s 8 Major Benefactions:
• York University: Schulich School of Business (Toronto, ON)
• Sunnybrook Hospital: Schulich Heart Centre (Toronto, ON)
• Western University: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (London, ON)
• McGill University: Schulich School of Music (Montreal, QC)
• University of Calgary: Schulich School of Engineering (Calgary, AB)
• Technion: Schulich Faculty of Chemistry (Israel)
• Dalhousie University: Schulich School of Law (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
• Nipissing University: Schulich School of Education (North Bay, Ontario)
Schulich Leader Scholarships represent Mr. Schulich’s largest single benefaction to date in terms of monetary value and international scope. The project is co-administered by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, operating nation-wide in both Canada and Israel.
Seymour Schulich is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born in Montreal, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1961 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1965, both from McGill University. He obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst degree from the University of Virginia in 1969.
His career began at the Shell Oil Company, and then Eastern Securities Ltd. Later, he joined the newly formed firm Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd., where he became a partner and Vice-President. He moved with the company to Toronto in 1977. His career at Beutel, Goodman spanned 22 years (1968 to 1990). During the last three years he served as President. It was one of the largest pension fund management companies in Canada during this period.
In 1985, Schulich pioneered the concept of royalty payments in the mining industry and created two gold royalty companies, Euro-Nevada and Franco Nevada, in partnership with Pierre Lassonde. As Co- Founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, his team developed it into the largest royalty resource company in the world.
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“The superbly forward-looking Schulich Leader Scholarships Program elevates our nation’s competitiveness by supporting and launching highest-potential Canadian youth from a wide range of backgrounds.”
Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, OC OQ FRSC
Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), 16th Principal & Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
"The Schulich Leader Scholarships are a magnificent commitment by philanthropist Seymour Schulich to create opportunities for remarkably talented young people and advance Canada's strengths and prospects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
J. Robert S. Prichard, OC, OOnt, FRSC
President Emeritus, University of Toronto
"Solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges will involve the STEM fields. I am pleased that in removing financial barriers to education, the generous Schulich Leader Scholarships enable some of the country's brightest young minds to pursue their passions while having the freedom to fully take part in campus life. Supporting these scholars to be successful will undoubtedly benefit the economy and the world."
Dr. Donna Strickland, CC FRS FRSC HonFInstP
Professor at University of Waterloo, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Physics
"The Schulich Leader Scholarships provide Canadians from coast to coast to coast with the resources and opportunities to not only became Canadian leaders but global leaders"
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC CC
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
"Mr. Schulich's extraordinary vision, focus and determination has transformed the landscape of Canadian universities, the lives of young scholars, and our country"
Honourable David R. Peterson, PC OOnt KC
Chancellor Emeritus, University of Toronto