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Canada's top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students receive $100,000 and $80,000 scholarships

1 June, 2021

Meet the 2021 class of Schulich Leaders, entering university this Fall! 

We are pleased to announce the tenth cohort of Schulich Leaders, recipients of Canada’s largest, most prestigious STEM scholarship.

Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated. Given the unprecedented challenges we are facing this year in Canada, we are again awarding an additional 50 scholarships, for a total of 100.

Of the 100 recipients, 50 receive $100,000 to pursue an engineering degree and 50 receive $80,000 to pursue a science, technology or mathematics degree at 20 Canadian partner universities.

“We are proud to celebrate 10 years of Schulich Leader Scholarships, the premiere STEM scholarship program in Canada and the world. This group of 100 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 Seymour Schulich.

The 2021 Schulich Leaders recipients are:

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 this year, 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.