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.

Each year:


High school candidates





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 Bachelor degree. As a result, many of Canada's highest potential students are winning these scholarships and will make game-changing contributions to society.

Distribution of scholarships

100 scholarships awarded annually across 20 partner universities.

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

As a person with financial need growing up, Mr. Schulich was fortunate to receive a life-changing scholarship to attend McGill University's first-ever MBA class in 1965. He attributes much of his success to his education and now he’s paying it forward to the next generation.

Mr. Schulich

“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.”

— Forest Witcraft

Recent news

Latest news from Schulich Leader Scholarships

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

We are pleased to announce the 12th cohort of Schulich Leaders, recipients of Canada’s largest, most prestigious Science, Technology,...

21 June, 2023

| Schulich Leader Scholarships

7 March, 2024

| Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering

In Recognition

“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